Wyoming: Grand Teton & Yellowstone Excursion™
Learn about ecology, wildlife and public lands against the backdrop of two of the nation’s most famous national parks.
- Spend time in spectacular National Parks: Grand Teton and Yellowstone
- Work with land management, park service or forest service agencies
- Explore the rich history of Native Americans and nearby public lands
- Camp overnight in Yellowstone National Park while seeking out wildlife in the park
- Learn about ecology, geology, cultural history and water protection in a stunning landscape
On This Program you will...
Experience two of the most famous American National Parks: Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. These two cornerstones form the foundation of your expedition here in Wyoming, and are two major bucket list items to check off! You will be based in Grand Teton to learn about public lands, conservation and wildlife, and you’ll take an overnight excursion to Yellowstone as well. Make a meaningful difference tackling local community challenges by supporting nature services nearby. Finally, learn about ecological and water protection challenges as you discover the cultural and geological history of this frontier state.
Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!
Connection to place is the starting point for service on this program. Service projects in remote areas are situational in the context of community, so you’ll learn about not only the ecological needs in this area, but also cultural and economic factors. Students will have ample opportunities to work with land management agencies, the park service or the forest service. Combine your efforts with those of your peers who share your passion for environmental stewardship. Together, you may take part in trail maintenance, the mitigation of invasive species or sustainable infrastructure support efforts.
Learn about the differing missions among various federal agencies, such as the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Hear from experts and guest speakers who specialize in outdoor adventure activities, managing the local wildlife, preserving the natural habitats of the region, and empowering local communities to protect the lands found here. You will encounter flora and fauna of all colors and stripes, and discover how conservation and wild animal management works at National Parks throughout the United States.
Spend time in two world-famous National Parks: Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Each comes with a diverse set of landscapes, scenery, wild animals and plant life that you will encounter during your time in the parks. These parks aren’t the only treasures you’ll dig up while here. Hike, raft, climb and swim to your heart’s content. Finally, see which rare and native animals you can spot along the way, and take part in a stargazing experience led by astronomy experts, utilizing telescopes in this low-light-polluted locale.
Dates & Tuition
Grand Teton & Yellowstone Excursion™
Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:
- All educational materials
- 3 meals per day
- All in-country transportation
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
- 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
- Secondary medical and travel insurance
- All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
- Pre-departure materials and support
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Custom Group Travel Option
Global Leadership Adventures offers open enrollment on this program to any middle school student who wishes to join any of the summer session dates listed above. Students will meet other teens from around the country and the world who sign up for the same program dates and destination.
Alternatively, this program is also available as an option for custom group travel any time of the year for those looking to put together their own group trip.
GLA Custom Group Travel works with educators, group leaders, or self-led students to create a tailored experience for their specific group of 12 or more students. Select a pre-designed itinerary or select your own countries, themes, and learning objectives. GLA’s service-learning methodology is the vehicle through which students learn, grow and challenge themselves and their fellow travelers; our host communities welcome students’ energy and helping hands.
Leadership and personal growth are the core components of all of our programs, regardless of duration, destination or theme type and can be woven throughout every aspect of the experience through our intentional design as desired by the group leader. Our programs aim to ignite participants to become inspired to be the change.
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