Yellowstone Day 1
Fantastic first day. After a bumpy plane ride into Bozeman MT, I met my two amazing travel buddies who are also here for the STEAM program. Lisa, from the Minneapolis area, and Ambreen from Los Angeles. Both of these ladies are science teachers and both are very cool. After gathering some supplies and having lunch, we drove the hour and a half to Gardner MT. Along the way we stopped to look at a herd of Big Horn Sheep that were grazing on a hilltop by the road. We also saw a lot of Bison, and some Prong Horns (which kind of look like antelope with sharp straight horns). When we reached Gardner, we checked into our little cottage, which is located right at the North Gate of Yellowstone, then decided to take a drive along the northern route of Yellowstone to try to see some wildlife. Over the next three hours of driving, stopping, short hikes, and talking to a bunch of really nice people we saw an INCREDIBLE amount of animals... We saw a small black bear hiding in a grove of White Birch trees...We also saw more Bison, which by the way are the most dangerous animals in the park because of they are so unpredictable...Elk, a Blue Bird, a female Osprey sitting on her eggs in a huge nest and a male on a ridge above her keeping watch, a raven,a crane, but the most exciting thing we saw was two wolves and a coyote running around and eating something...they were too far to get a good picture but we could see them pretty well with binoculars...The weather was very nice today although it is cold and there is snow on every hilltop all around. Tomorrow ..Old Faithful.. so stay tuned!
6/15/2014 10:48:50 pm
Amazing day one photos. Can't wait to see more. Have fun!
6/15/2014 11:10:35 pm
Amazing!! Great pics.
6/16/2014 01:16:54 am
I see you're putting that new camera to good use. Great pics.!
6/16/2014 01:22:35 am
So cool baby! Wish we were there with you. Phinn has requested video.
6/16/2014 01:32:36 am
Looks really nice out there. Have fun. Remember to get some pictures with you in them to prove that you were there. Take one with a Bison.
6/16/2014 02:44:01 am
Hey GF! Looks like the trip is starting off well! Stay safe and keep those amazing pics coming. Luv the new camera. XO
Kirsten & Mom F
6/16/2014 10:02:40 am
Love the pictures! Mom and I re enjoying some wine and looking at vteh pictures. Glad to hear you made it there safe! Keep us updated. love ya
6/16/2014 11:05:37 am
That is awesome! Great pics! I can't wait to hear about everyday. Wish we were still in Idaho so I could come crash your party ;)
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Hi, I'm Arin Leard and I am an art teacher at Mount Hebron Middle School in Montclair, NJ. We are a STEM magnet for the Montclair School district. I am working towards putting the arts into STEM to create STEAM!