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Explore Yellowstone

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Explore Yellowstone interactive software program lets kids experience the excitement, beauty, and science of Yellowstone National Park. All visitors will explore eight different regions of the park. See over 100 sites. Identify and classify hundreds of species. Test their knowledge by answering visitors' questions. Help park researchers with 16 science inquiry projects. See how many ranger badges they can earn in each region through their park knowledge and research skills.

The Explore Yellowstone CD-ROM also features a multimedia guidebook with over 300 entries about the species and natural features of the park. The guidebook contains over 650 photos, dozens of sound recordings, charts and maps, and over 100 short videos depicting key animal behavior and answers from rangers and experts.

Explore Yellowstone offers a fascinating look into Yellowstone National Park through the eyes of a natural scientist. Students are rangers, working their way to the rank of Head Ranger. To earn badges and move ahead, they must identify plants and animals, answer visitors' questions, perform experiments, and explore.

There are hundreds of fun activities and experiments that motivate students to learn about the vast 3,500 square miles of Yellowstone. As students move up in rank by successfully completing more activities, Explore Yellowstone becomes more challenging.

The untamed wild of Yellowstone is brought to life in more than a thousand multimedia resources. The Explore Yellowstone Guidebook even contains videos of experts as they explain life in Yellowstone. It is a captivating exploration into one of our great national treasures.

Features and Benefits

  • Strong Educational Content! Explore Yellowstone helps students expand their natural science knowledge - from earth science and ecosystem management to population dynamics and human responsibility.
  • A Great Science Tool! Students build science skills as they locate and analyze information, develop hypotheses, and then use their newly gained insights to solve scientific problems.
  • Hands-on Exploration! *Explore Yellowstone's hundreds of hands-on activities help students understand what it takes to become one of the experts who help to protect Yellowstone's majestic wonders.
  • Engaging and Motivating! Explore Yellowstone is challenging and fun. Students learn science and earn badges as they work their way up to be a head ranger of America's first national park.

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