Yellowstone bighorn research association


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Links to our camp guest websites are below. Several organizations run courses that offer open enrollment, while others are private.


Eastern Washington University (Cheney, Washington)

Montclair State University (Montclair, New Jersey)

Northwest College (Powell, Wyoming)

Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania)

Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois)

University of Houston (Houston, Texas)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, Louisiana)

University of Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)
 – Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri)

University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)

University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)

University of Wyoming Wyoming Rocks FIG (Laramie, Wyoming)



Elevation Science Institute (Red Lodge, Montana) was founded in 2017 to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to passionately explore and engage with our planet by creating transformative educational experiences in paleontology, natural history, and scientific research. Our core program invites people of all experience levels to become citizen-scientists and help us discover and excavate dinosaur fossils to solve mysteries about the world 150-million years ago. Elevation Science also works with incredible partners like the Make-a-Wish Foundation, The Boys & Girls Club, and local clubs and organizations to bring paleontology outreach experiences to thousands of people across the United States.

Hiking Club is a private group being organized and promoted by YBRA alum John Garing and Janice Hill.

YBRA Board Meeting is an in-person and online meeting of the YBRA Board of Directors.

YBRA Teachers Workshop


Jason C. Poole has been an artist in residence at the YBRA for over 15  years, spending his summers on Mount Maurice working in coordination with the Elevation Science Institute.

He is a paleontological artist and an adjunct professor at Drexel University. Professor Poole has taught the art of dinosaur reconstruction in Mongolia, as well as several places in Philadelphia, including The Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University and Fleischer Art Memorial. His field work has taken him to Argentinian Patagonia, Egypt, and the American West. He has published in National Geographic and his artwork appears in many museum and private collections, as well as on his blog, Dino Scribbles, and the 2017 ENnie nominated tabletop roleplaying game, Epyllion by Magpie Games. Jason’s experiences have also produced several popular publications, including The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt and the award-winning A Dynasty of Dinosaurs coloring book.

Look for his work on display in the YBRA’s Fanshawe Lodge from mid-June to early August.

Jason C. Poole


Yellowstone bighorn research association

The YBRA is a non-profit organization that was established in 1936 to "further fundamental geological science and the training of students under exceptionally favorable conditions."

YBRA conducts geology and other applied field science in the northern Rocky Mountains of Montana and Wyoming.

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