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Faculty Institute: Yellowstone Border Towns
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Using Place as Text pedagogy, participants will read the five gateway communities of our first national park, paying particular attention to complex stewardship issues that arise at the intersection of public and private lands.

5/31/2018 to 6/5/2018
When: May 31 - June 5, 2018
Where: Cody, Wyoming 
United States
Contact: NCHC Office
(402) 472-9150

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The Institute will provide the opportunity for a deep exploration of contemporary questions about our public lands: How are tensions between the tourism industry and environmental preservation negotiated? What complexities are generated when differing cultures and stakeholders lay claim to a particular location? How are notions of “wilderness” constructed? The ultimate goal is for participants to engage with experiential learning strategies as a way to link discovery, knowledge, dialogue, and observation.


Professional Development for Faculty and Staff
NCHC Faculty Institutes are development opportunities for honors and non-honors faculty and administrators who wish to incorporate interdisciplinary and field-based elements into their courses and programs.

The City as Text™ experiential strategies of the Institute include reflective practices and projects adaptable to study abroad, service learning, student orientations, campus assessments, and professional development workshops as well as honors courses in any discipline. Identifying and transferring principles of integrative experiential learning are important goals of the Institute.



Institute Schedule

Thursday May 31
Participants will arrive in Cody by midafternoon. Small groups will explore Yellowstone’s eastern gateway community prior to an opening meal. Overnight in Cody.

Friday, June 1
After a morning visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, participants will travel to Cooke City via the Beartooth Highway and then explore the northeast entrance community. Overnight in Cooke City.

Saturday, June 2
The day will begin with explorations in Yellowstone’s Northern Range. After traveling through the Lamar Valley, participants will arrive at the North Entrance and the community of Gardiner. Overnight in Gardiner.

Sunday, June 3
Participants will explore Canyon Village in the park before leaving via the West Entrance. The afternoon will be spent exploring the community of West Yellowstone. Overnight in West Yellowstone.

Monday, June 4
Participants will travel through Yellowstone, exploring the Old Faithful Village and hiking along the shoreline of Yellowstone Lake. An afternoon team meeting in Grand Teton National Park will provide an opportunity to see the Teton Range. Closing dinner and overnight in Jackson.



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Price Level Member Price Nonmember Price
Double Room $1250 $2500
Single Room $1700 $3400




Trip Facilitators

Jesse Peters, Fort Lewis College
Alix Fink, Longwood University
Richard Badenhausen, Westminster College
Susan Cannata, Fort Lewis College

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