Episode 4: 

The First National Park and The Science Park, Yellowstone National Park

Your hosts, Rebecca Engum and Marisela Hazzard, talk about the First National Park in the U.S. and the world, which is also The Science Park, Yellowstone National Park.


Show Notes and Pull Quotes

We are getting better at editing our audio! You can definitely tell the difference in this episode.

The “two parkers” are people that purchase a national park pass, which is valid for 7 days, and visit both Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone is is 3,472 square miles.

Yellowstone gets about 150 inches of snow a year.

Find out about the Bear Management Areas here.

The Bear Lunch Encounter ran from about 1890 to WWII…and yes, the U.S. Army was in charge of the park during that time.

Make sure to stop at the boiling river.

You might want a guide.

Check out these guide. of Yellowstone National Park.

Recorded Claims Explained

It is episode five of the podcast, if you count episode zero.

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If we ignore this fact, Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world.

Montana has 3 of the 5 entrances to Yellowstone National Park, not 5 Rebecca.

There are about 5,500 free range bison at Yellowstone National Park, making them the oldest free range herd in the nation.

Please don’t take the baby bison, you’re not helping anyone.

Rebecca was right…the Army was in charge of the park when the Bear Lunch Encounter existed.

Stop trying to cook your dinner in the geysers.

Mari was almost right. She thought Yellowstone had 50 to 60, to possibly 1,000,000 earthquakes each year. Actually, it’s more like 700 to 3,000 earthquakes each year.

Yellowstone: Home to the Grand Canyon. 

“Colter’s Hell” is a recorded claim too.

So you’re the dam expert? Let us know if our claim is wrong.