Yellowstone National Park was established on this date in 1872. Even if you can’t visit the park in person, you can utilize the teaching materials and kids activities at the official park website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm
Or how would you like to learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park? Check out this FREE game!
WolfQuest (wildlife biology) – An immersive wildlife simulation game, WolfQuest challenges players to learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf. Based on real topographic maps of Yellowstone Park and realistic 3D graphics, players join a wolf pack made up of friends in the multiplayer version or seek to perfect their hunting skills and build their own pack in the single player version. Players must balance individual and pack needs to increase their collective ability to hunt, defend territory, avoid danger, and protect their young. The WolfQuest website includes a page of classroom activities as well as an active community of wolf enthusiasts who post tips and strategies, chat with wolf experts, share personal wolf artwork and stories, and test their wolf knowledge. The game is free to download at http://www.wolfquest.org.