Here are the results for Winter 2016-17 Employee Photo Contest winners! Thank you to all the participants who entered photos as well as those who voted for their favorites.
Working in the first national park, we’re incredibly lucky to have so many world-renowned naturalists and biologists at our disposal to teach us even more about the park and its diverse ecosystem. Come to any or all of these free seminars to learn more about this beautiful wonderland we live in.
The majority of the seminars will be held in the Paintbrush Dorm Lobby but please check the Activity Calendar to be sure.
|Cougar Seminar||Jan 16||7:00 PM||Presented by: Colby Anton|
|Raptors of Yellowstone||Jan 25||8:00 PM||Presented by: Katy Duffy|
|Climate Change and||Jan 31||7 & 8 PM||Presented by: Jim Halfpenny|
|Wolverine Seminar||Feb 21||8:00 PM||Presented by: Jess Haas|
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27TH
OLD FAITHFUL EMPLOYEE PUB
Attend this exciting seminar about wolves presented by Douglas Smith PhD, Senior Wildlife Biologist in Yellowstone National Park.
Along with supervising the wolf, bird and elk programs, he has published a wide variety of journal articles and book chapters on beavers, wolves, and birds. He has also co-authored three popular books on wolves (The Wolves of Yellowstone & Decade of the Wolf which won the 2005 Montana book award for best book published in Montana) as well as publishing numerous popular articles. The third book, Wolves on the Hunt, came out in May 2015. He has participated in a number of documentaries about wolves for National Geographic and British Broadcasting Company (BBC) as well as other media.
His professional interests include wolf population dynamics, wolf-prey relationships, restoration of ecological processes, raptor conservation, and beaver population dynamics.
Although many employees will be leaving soon we still have so many activities happening!! Below is a list of all our upcoming Parkwide events.
Please talk to your location recreation staff during posted office hours for times, details and instructions on how to sign up for any event.
|Ping Pong Invitational||July 23||Canyon Recreation Hall|
|Ultimate Frisbee Tournament||July 29||Lower Mammoth Softball Field|
|6 on 6 Parkwide Volleyball Tournament||August 4||Mammoth Recreation Hall|
|Parkwide Dodgeball Tournament||August 5||Old Faithful Recreation Hall|
|4 on 4 Parkwide Basketball Tournament||August 9||Mammoth Recreation Hall|
|Parkwide Cornhole Tournament||August 12||Old Faithful Employee Pub|
|3 Point Contest||August 16||Mammoth Recreation Hall|
|Home Run Derby||August 17||Fishing Bridge Softball Field|
|Golf Tournament||August 19||Overland Golf Course – Big Timber, MT|
Mountain lion, cougar, puma, panther, catamount – this animal has more names than any other mammal in the Western Hemisphere, yet it is seldom-seen and shrouded in mystery. Learn where cougars live in Yellowstone, explore their biology and ecology, and look into their secretive lives through the lenses of hidden cameras.
Carolyn Harwood is a Resident Instructor with the Yellowstone Association Institute. She studied Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management at Northern Michigan University and is a Certified Interpretive Trainer through the National Association for Interpretation. For several years, she has studied, tracked, and filmed mountain lions in her free time.
Wednesday, June 29 6:00 pm Mammoth Conference Room
Tuesday, July 26 7:00 pm Old Faithful Recreation Hall
Wednesday, July 27 7:00 pm Lake Recreation Hall
Who is singing that sweet song? What kind of hawk is that? What is that brilliantly colored duck? If you are curious about the array of birds inhabiting Yellowstone, this program will answer your questions and provide an overview of Yellowstone’s amazing feathered wildlife.
Katy Duffy, Yellowstone’s former interpretive planner and supervisor, studied birds for more than 25 years in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Katy is a licensed bird bander and has banded birds in Montana, Wyoming, New Jersey and Israel.
Thursday, June 30 6:00 pm Mammoth Conference Room
Friday, July 1 7:00 pm Canyon Recreation Hall
Thursday, July 7 7:00 pm Old Faithful Recreation Hall
Have you ever wanted to experience the true beauty of Yellowstone and camp in the backcountry? At this interactive seminar we will teach you all the basic skills needed for your backcountry trip! You’ll learn how to plan a trip, what gear you should bring, how to pack your gear, and how to be safe in grizzly country. We will also have a used backpacking gear sale while supplies last immediately following the seminar.
Mammoth Hot Springs Recreation Hall Friday, June 3rd @ 7:00 PM
Old Faithful Recreation Hall Tuesday, June 7th @ 7:00 PM
Lake Recreation Hall Friday, June 10th @ 7:00 PM
Canyon Recreation Hall Tuesday, June 14th @ 7:00 PM
Grayling Dorm Lobby (Grant) Friday, June 24th @ 7:00 PM
There’s no better way to commemorate your summer working in the world’s first national park than Yellowstone Staff Gear! We have a variety of items for sale in all our location recreation offices.
Other Staff Gear
(Not Pictured – Koozies available for $2)
It wouldn’t be Yellowstone without bears! Learn about these iconic animals, their history in the park, their characteristics and behaviors, and how to avoid and handle a bear encounter.
Presented by a member of the NPS Bear Management Program.
Learn all about Yellowstone’s most talked about residents from a Wolf Project Field Technician.
Click on the flyer for times and dates.