In the coming weeks, Bozeman Field School's website and social media accounts will be featuring student-written updates about what they've been learning in school. See this week's updates below!
1. BFS Bouldering wall: A group of Bozeman Field School students have designed and are building a bouldering wall for the garage space in our school. The five students working on this project, despite somewhat limited time, have nearly completed the frame. The wall has provided students with a fun teambuilding exercise that's proven beneficial for the whole school. BFS faculty have handed almost every aspect of the project━design, selecting materials, figuring out how to attach pieces and at what angles━to the students. Once our wall is completed, we will have a fun place to get exercise and develop our rock climbing skills, and we’ll have the pride of knowing that we did nearly all the work ourselves. - Reece Reibel
2. Wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone: Last week, Bozeman Field School traveled to Yellowstone National Park where we learned about the controversial topic of wolf reintroduction. Wolf reintroduction was an important time in Yellowstone’s past, as it has added considerable tourism to the park. On Wednesday we hiked into the hills behind the Lamar Valley Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone to see the Rose Creek wolf reintroduction pen. This was one of the four pens that were built over a period of two years for introducing wolves from Canada into the park and it is the only remaining pen in Yellowstone. Joshua, an instructor at Yellowstone Forever Institute, told students stories about some of the wolves that lived in the pen, and invited them to explore on foot this important piece of the park’s history. Inside the pen we saw a den dug by wolf number 9 while in captivity. Number 9 was held in the pen twice, and was the grandmother of the 06 female, an important wolf in Yellowstone’s past. Students left the pen with a greater understanding of what wolf reintroduction meant to Yellowstone, and a connection to the wolves that briefly called the pen their home. - Liberty Sheckleton #experientiallearning #boulderingwall #bozeman #bozemanfieldschool