Yellowstone proposes building new youth education campus

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park wants to move and rebuild its youth education campus to expand dorm and classroom space.

The park released an environmental assessment last week that proposes building five dormitories.

The dorms could house up to 140 students. The park also proposes new staff offices and a new dining area for youth educational programs. The park wants to build the campus south of Mammoth Hot Springs on the east side of Grand Loop Road.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that it is unknown how much the project would cost.

The park currently has a youth campus near Mammoth Hot Springs. It has classrooms, a dining hall and a dormitory that can house 60 students.

But the park's report says those facilities there are either too small or are outdated.