Great Fountain Geyser with sunset // (c) 1997 J Schmidt / National Park Service
Great Fountain Geyser with sunset // (c) 1997 J Schmidt / National Park Service

What is the oldest national park in the United States?

Great Fountain Geyser with sunset // (c) 1997 J Schmidt / National Park Service
Great Fountain Geyser with sunset // (c) 1997 J Schmidt / National Park Service

On March 1, 1872, Ullysses S. Grant signed into law an order to forever designate Yellowstone as a public park, making it the nation’s first-ever national park.

A great way to visit Yellowstone National Park is by taking courses offered by the Yellowstone Association Institute, an educational program that offers diverse and in-depth study of the Yellowstone area. The organization offers more than 75 field study programs to visitors, including the new “Into the Heart of the Yellowstone Volcano.”

Yellowstone, known for its famed Old Faithful Geyser, is home to one of the world’s nexium otc price largest volcanoes. The 3-day field study provides visitors with an insight on how scientists study the magmatic system that lies below the earth.

The program will discuss the behavior of geysers, the different kinds of thermal waters at Yellowstone and the gases that are emitted through the ground, and how volcanologists try to use this information to decipher the workings of the magma chamber and how geyser basins are affected by earthquakes, ground movements and other geophysical phenomena familiar at Yellowstone.

Yellowstone Association Institute
“Into the Heart of the Yellowstone Volcano”
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www.yellowstoneassocation.org