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Madison Ranger Led Activities
Spring and Summer 2016



Madison Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Madison Evening Program (May 24 to September 7)
Ranger Campfire Programs - Yellowstone National ParkEach night a park ranger will present an illustrated program highlighting a different aspect of Yellowstone's wonders. Inquire locally on bulletin boards and at the Madison Information Station for program titles and descriptions. Meet at the Madison Amphitheater. 45 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
9:30 pm
5/24–7/19

9:00 pm
7/26–9/6
9:30 pm
5/25–7/20

9:00 pm
7/27–9/7
9:30 pm
5/26–7/21

9:00 pm
7/28–9/1
9:30 pm
5/27–7/22

9:00 pm
7/29–9/2
9:30 pm
5/28–7/23

9:00 pm
7/30–9/3
9:30 pm
5/29–7/24

9:00 pm
7/31–9/4
9:30 pm
5/30–7/25

9:00 pm
8/1–9/5
Experiencing Wildlife in Yellowstone (May 28 to Sep 5)
Whether you’re hiking a backcountry trail, camping, or just enjoying the park’s amazing wildlife from the road, this workshop is for you and your family. In this interactive demonstration, park rangers will help you learn where to look for animals and how to safely enjoy your wildlife watching experience. Meet at the Madison Junior Ranger Station. 20 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
9:00 am

5/29–9/4
9:00 am

5/30–9/5
9:00 am

5/31–8/30
9:00 am

6/1–8/31
9:00 am

6/2–9/1
9:00 am

6/3-9/2
9:00 am

5/28–9/3
Junior Ranger Station Activities (May 28 to Sep 5)
Learn about Yellowstone's wonderful wildlife, geysers, history and much more! This is a great opportunity to complete the ranger–led activity required to earn your Junior Ranger patch. These family programs are geared towards kids of Junior Ranger age (5-12). Meet at the Junior Ranger Station at Madison Junction. 30 minutes. Accessible with assistance.
Handicapped Accessible
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

5/29–9/4
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

5/30–9/5
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

5/31–8/30
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/1–8/31
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/2–9/1
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/3–9/2
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

5/28–9/3
Terrace Springs Walk (June 7 to August 26)
Enjoy a guided ramble through one of Yellowstone's lesser-known thermal areas to talk about life on the edge of an active volcano. Meet at the Terrace Springs parking lot, 1 mile north of Madison Junction. Accessible with assistance. 45 minutes.
Handicapped Accessible
    4:00 pm

6/7–8/23
    4:00 pm

6/10–8/26
 
Harlequin Lake Walk (June 13 to August 15)
This moderately easy 1.5-mile round trip hike will introduce you to a beautiful and secluded home for waterfowl and beaver. Meet at the third pullout, 1.5 miles west of Madison Junction on the west entrance road, opposite the Harlequin Lake Trailhead. Bring water, raingear, good hiking shoes and a snack. 2 hours.
  10:00 am

6/13–8/15
         

Madison Spring and Summer Ranger Led Activities

* * Also see Star Talks in the Madison Area * *



Cosmic Update - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater
Title Cosmic Update by Mr. Jim Manning - science education consultant.
Description What's up, what's new, what's hot in the big wide universe and our exploration of it. Dress warmly; bring a flashlight.
Date June 10th - Friday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Night Sky Observing - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place * * Madison Information Station Parking Lot * *
Title Night Sky Observing
Description Find the Milky Way, Saturn, craters on the Moon, the center of the Galaxy, star clusters, and nebula. Telescopes available. Dress warmly; Bring a flashlight.
Dates June 10th & 11th and July 8th & 9th - Friday / Saturday
Time 10:30 p.m.

Exploring Cosmic Frontiers - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Exploring Cosmic Frontiers
Description From Pluto to the accelerating universe–what scientists are learning as we push the boundaries of space and time. Presented by Mr. Jim Manning.
Dates June 11th - Saturday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Astronomy from the Southern Hemisphere - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Astronomy from the Southern Hemisphere
Description A program about the Southern Cross, Alpha Centauri, the Magellanic Clouds, and other cosmic sights not visible from Yellowstone. Presented by Ryan Hannahoe, Chairman of the Board for the Montana Learning Center.
Dates July 8th - Friday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Exploring the Colorful Universe with Hubble and Beyond - Evening Program - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Madison Amphitheater - Dress warmly and bring a flashlight
Title Exploring the Colorful Universe with Hubble and Beyond
Description What do pictures from Hubble Space Telescope show us about the depths of the universe, what makes Hubble so powerful, and what comes next? Presented by Mr. Zoltan Levay, Imaging Group Lead for the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Dates July 9th - Saturday
Time 9:30 p.m.

Ranger Led Activities by Area
Bridge Bay Lake Tower Fall
Canyon Madison Visitor Centers
Fishing Bridge Mammoth West Thumb
Grant Norris West Yellowstone
Indian Creek Old Faithful Wildlife Olympics
Junior Ranger Star Talks  




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