Delaware North at Yellowstone successfully launched DiscoveryPaths pilot program October 27-29. Twenty – 7th grade students from Belgrade Middle School attended the program.
Quality, interactive educational programs provided learning opportunities beyond the classroom and into the outdoors to explore real life discoveries. Students learned new life skills, gained knowledge for academic success, and built a foundation for lifelong healthy behaviors and environmental awareness.
A variety of activities incorporated science, technology, engineering, mathematics, creative arts and outdoor adventure. This program included:
- Health, wellness, and nutrition. Participants were able to select from a variety of options to make their own healthy snacks and meals.
- Yoga instruction.
- An interpretive tour at the Grizzly Wolf and Discovery Center.
- An IMAX movie, “Titans of the Ice Age”, provided a glimpse into the past of the frozen landscape and relationships between climate, Earth, resources and inhabitants.
- Sustainability principles and applications to reduce environmental impacts at home and Yellowstone.
- Leave No Trace Principles.
- Yellowstone’s Wildlife Ecology.
- A guided trip into Yellowstone National Park focused on Yellowstone’s geothermal features and wildlife.
- The web of life, predator/prey relationships, and storytelling.
- Capturing moments on camera and learning about photography.
- Journaling their experiences.
Partnerships with the National Park Service, United States Forest Service, Yellowstone Association, Grizzly Wolf Discovery Center, Breathe Light Studios, Dr. Tanda Cook, Buffalo Bus Touring Company, Karst Stage, and others contributed to instructional programming. Outstanding service and hospitality was delivered by the entire staff at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone.
“This was the best three days ever.”
“It was very educational and so much fun!”
“The food was amazing.”