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The Wind River range, while not part of Yellowstone National Park, is part of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

Trip 1 Topics

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Biology Topics

  • CELLS
    • Cells: the basic unit of life, basic structures
    • Prokaryotes vs. eukaryotes
    • Introduction to more organelles through Euglena (Euglenida, mitochondria, chloroplasts, etc.)
    • Compare Euglena to Bison (multicellular vs. unicellular, different organelles)
    • Methanobacterium (Methanobacteria) and Brucella in bison, common prokaryotes in our own guts, comparison to T.aq. (Archaea vs. Eubacteria)
    • Gram + (Staphylococcus on our skin) vs. Gram - (Brucella)
    • Chemicals as cell building blocks, including scale of cells (range of sizes), organelles, molecules and atoms
  • CHEMISTRY
    • Atomic structure and scale
  • CLASSIFICATION
    • "King Philip Came Over For Good Soup"
    • King Philip's Sub-categories
    • Domains vs. Kingdoms: A better starting point
  • MAMMALS
  • Lodgepole Pine Forest (introduction to plant communities, biomes and forest types)
  • Western Hardwood Forest
  • Earth Structure
  • Plate Tectonics - Why hot spot, thus hot springs, exist
  • Introduction to Ecosystems (Greater Yellowstone ecosystem)
  • Introduction to Evolution
  • Biological Succession (fires) - [VIDEO]
  • Density and the Great Salt Lake: The Experience (detailed explanation in Trip 8)
ORGANISMS:
  • BACTERIA
    • Aquificae Thermocrinus ruber
    • Thermotogae Thermophilic fermenters
    • Chloroflexi Green Non-Sulfur
    • Deinococcus-Thermus Thermus aquaticus - role in PCR
    • Cyanobacteria Blue-Green Algae
    • Bacteroidetes
    • Chrysiogenetes
    • Deferribacteres
    • Dictyoglomi
    • Acidobacteria
    • Fibrobacteres
    • Fusobacteria
    • Gemmatimonadetes
    • Nitrospirae
    • Thermodesulfobacteria
    • Thermomicrobia
    • Staphylococcus (Gram +)
    • Brucella (Gram -)
  • ARCHAEA
    • Crenarchaeota Extremely Thermophilic Archaebacteria
    • Halobacteria Halobacterium, Natronobacterium
    • Methanobacteria Methanobacterium
    • Korarchaeota
    • Nanoarchaeota
  • EUKARYOTA
    • Fornicata
    • Euglenida Euglena
    • VIRIDIPLANTAE
      • Streptophyta
        • Tracheophyta
          • Euphyllophyta
            • Spermatophyta
              • Pinidae
                • Lodgepole Pine
              • Magnoliophyta
    • Opisthokonta
      • FUNGI
      • METAZOA
        • Arthropoda
          • Branchiopoda Brine Shrimps, Water Fleas
        • Chordata
          • Aves
            • Falconiformes Falcons, Hawks, Eagles, Vultures
          • Mammalia
            • Antilocapridae Pronghorn
            • Bovidae
              • Bovinae - Bison, Cows, Gaurs
              • Caprinae - Bighorn Sheep
            • Cervidae
              • Cervinae - Elk
              • Odocoileinae - Deer, Moose, Caribou
            • Canidae Wolves, Coyotes, Foxes
            • Felidae Mountain Lions, Bobcats
            • Mustelidae Otters, Weasels, Ferrets, Badgers
            • Procyonidae Racoons
            • Ursidae Bears
            • Castoridae Beavers
            • Geomyidae Northern Pocket Gopher
            • Erethizontidae Porcupines
            • Leporidae Rabbits, Hares

Human Effects on the Environment and Our Own Health

  • Fire Suppression


 

 
Trip Menu
  1. Greater Yellowstone
    1. Wind River Range
    2. Yellowstone National Park
    3. Wasatch-Cache National Forest
    4. Great Salt Lake
    • Trip 1 Topics
  2. Southeast
  3. Northeast
  4. Four Corners
  5. Northwest
  6. Heartland
  7. California
  8. Great Lakes
  9. Southwest
  10. Mid-Atlantic
  11. Alaska
  12. Hawaii
 

Trip 1 Map


Alternate Sites:

  • Grand Tetons National Park
  • Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Other Points of Interest:
  • Jackson Hole
  • Lewis & Clark Trail (Clark's return trip followed the Yellowstone River.)


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