The Yellowstone Expedition provides 16-18 year old students an opportunity to experience the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem both by land and water travel. From beginning to end, students will engage in lessons about place-based ecology, navigation, leadership styles and roles, and communication tools. These practices can be used to strengthen leadership within their expeditionary team as each student is given a chance to lead the group. . An added component is earning a Wilderness First Aid certification. 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 learn how to paddle both inflatable packrafts and expeditionary canoes and will be exposed to basic swiftwater rescue techniques.T. Students will have the opportunity to learn fly fishing skills and spend a day fishing with licensed fly fishing guides. For more information about MWS core curriculum and expedition progression see Expedition Life.