• Yellowstone River Field Institute

The Yellowstone River Field Institute is an intensive week-long field course for multimedia storytellers, working journalists, and students of journalism, offered by the Montana-based Freeflow Institute.

The first evening of the Institute features a round-table discussion with Terry Tempest Williams, Doug Peacock, and Rick Bass, as an orientation to the Yellowstone region and foundation for the week's work. We will backpack through the rugged Black Canyon of the Yellowstone River, inside Yellowstone National Park (YNP), to look at access issues and the effects of human and automobile traffic in YNP. We will then take to the river - the Yellowstone, a hard-working waterway and also the longest un-dammed river in the contiguous United States - where we'll spend days and nights floating in rafts and camping at working ranches along the way. We'll travel though Yankee Jim Canyon and into the Tom Miner Basin area of Paradise Valley, examining developmental pressures in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) and their effect on ecological connectivity and animal migration. We'll discuss the perceived divide between working and wild landscapes, and consider climate change and its impact on water resources in GYE. The course will culminate in two nights at historic and plush Chico Hot Springs, at the base of Emigrant Peak.

Course co-instructors Alexis Bonogofsky and Elliott Woods will infuse the course in diverse professional experience and perspective. National Geographic photographer Ronan Donovan will also join for part of the course.

Space is limited, and the deadline for registration is June 30, 2019. Discounts are available to educators, students, and nonprofit communicators and storytellers.

This course is accredited through the University of Montana as JRNL 491: Yellowstone River Field Institute. Please contact Freeflow Institute at info@freeflowinstitute.com to find out how to EARN COLLEGE CREDIT while exploring the rivers of the West.
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PostedJune 05, 2019

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