Nature’s classroom


UVCC students visit Yellowstone

By Mike Ullery - mullery@dailycall.com



A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.

A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.


Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.


Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.


Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.


Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.


Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

Eight students in the Environmental Occupations Program at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua are visiting Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park to learn about careers in n atonal parks, as well as study the ecology, wildlife and more of the area.


Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Eight students in the Environmental Occupations Program at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua are learning in a unique way — and in a unique place — this week.

The students are in Wyoming at Yellowstone National Park, absorbing a multitude of facts and experiences during the annual trip.

“Our goal is to inspire and educate students on career paths in national parks,” said EOP instructor Michaella Quinter, “and to study the ecology, wildlife, geothermals, and geology of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.”

Quinter and co-instructor Jim Metz are traveling with Austin Brown, Blaine Carey, Kierstin Haney, Piers Hursey, Kinden Inderrieden, Kristin Oliver, Kuris Page, and Jamie Wallis.

In addition to his learning experiences, Wallis is serving as photographer, providing a daily photo journal of the trip.

“This has been such and amazing experience.” said Wallis, “There’s no words to explain how beautiful it is out here. I have definitely learned the steps to become a National Park Ranger.”

The photos accompanying this story are just a few of the images provided by Wallis.

To follow the EOP students’ trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, visit the Upper Valley Career Center Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Upper-Valley-Career-Center-205359222827736/timeline/.

The group will be returning on Saturday.

A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/09/web1_IMG_30801.jpgA few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom. Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/09/web1_IMG_31151.jpgA few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom. Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/09/web1_IMG_31301.jpgA few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom. Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/09/web1_IMG_31341.jpgA few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom. Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

A few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/09/web1_IMG_31361.jpgA few of the many beautiful scenes enjoyed by Upper Valley Career Center Environmental Occupations Program students during their visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, where they studied in the world’s largest classroom. Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP

Eight students in the Environmental Occupations Program at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua are visiting Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park to learn about careers in n atonal parks, as well as study the ecology, wildlife and more of the area.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/09/web1_IMG_31371.jpgEight students in the Environmental Occupations Program at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua are visiting Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park to learn about careers in n atonal parks, as well as study the ecology, wildlife and more of the area. Photos provided by Jamie Wallis, UVCC/EOP
UVCC students visit Yellowstone

By Mike Ullery

mullery@dailycall.com

Reach Mike Ullery at (937) 451-3335, by email at mullery@dailycall.com or on Twitter @TheDailyCall.

Reach Mike Ullery at (937) 451-3335, by email at mullery@dailycall.com or on Twitter @TheDailyCall.