Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - The mission of the trip was to learn about the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
The first day in the field, the middle school students learned about plants including Alpine, Sagebrush, Conifer, Aspen and Riparian.
The 2nd day they were off to the Bradley Taggart area at the base of the Tetons.
There they learned how plants develop and change over time especially in the aftermath of wildfires.
The 3rd day was spent at Jackson’s Art Museum and the Elk Refuge.
Kids learned about how animals adapt and the natural world.
The 4th day students observed the behavior differences between Big Horn Sheep and Elk.
Then that night they presented their research findings.
The 5th day the team of students and chaperons went back to the Bradley Taggart area to summarize what they learned over the past 4 days.
saint Mary's Principal Pat Lane says students came away with much more confidence and self-reliance.