The Yellowstone Expedition is designed for 16 to 18 year old students to provide them an opportunity to experience the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem both on land and on the river. Students will spend the first week of the expedition backpacking through vast valleys in a remote mountain range and learning fundamental backpacking and camping skills. During the second and third week of the expedition students will get in their packrafts and canoes and paddle down the scenic and iconic Yellowstone river. This part of the expedition will provide them opportunities to learn how to paddle both expeditionary canoes and inflatable packrafts and will expose them to basic swift water rescue techniques. Fly fishing techniques and skills will be incorporated during the paddling sections of the expedition on this blue-ribbon Montana river. From beginning to end, students will also engage in lessons about place-based ecology, leadership and communication, gaining formal tools they can then practice with their expeditionary team. For more information about MWS core curriculum and expedition progression see Expedition Life.