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Upcoming Events

The YBRA supports annual on and off site workshops and programs each summer. Stay connected to find out what’s scheduled for the 2024 season!

Poole Paleoart Display

mid-June to early August, 2024

Look for works by paleontological artist Jason C. Poole on display in the YBRA’s Fanshawe Lodge lobby this summer! 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 InstituteHe is 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.

Tippet Rise Geo-Paleo Tours

July 11, 18 or August 1, 2024

Located near Fishtail, Montana on a 10,260-acre working sheep and cattle ranch, Tippet Rise is known for its summer concert series as well as its large-scale outdoor sculpture installations. The unique geological features of the region have given rise to a limited series of summer Geo-Paleo tours. Guided by a YBRA geologist in partnership with Tippet Rise employees, this three hour tour offers an amazing opportunity to explore a majestic landscape. The Billings Gazette ran a feature article on the tours in 2023. All tours are coordinated through the Tippet Rise Art Center. This year’s tours are scheduled for July 11th, 18th and August 1st, 2024.

Teacher's Workshop on Climate and Local Resiliency

July 17th-19th, 2024

Calling all teachers! This course offering is a free 3 day teacher’s workshop that qualifies for earning OPI renewal credits for professional development. Industry professionals and university professors with expertise in the fields of geoscience, climate and local resiliency, will offer both in-classroom and field instruction. Participants will leave with project materials and resources that can be taken back for classroom use. Course dates are July 17th-19th, 2024. As of April 1 the course is full with a waiting list. Check out the course flier and workshop schedule.

YBRA Open House

Saturday, August 17, 2024

Save the date! Each August near the end of the field season, the YBRA hosts an Open House for YBRA alumni, supporters and members of our extended Red Lodge community. The Open House is an opportunity to see camp buildings that in 2023 were recognized for their significance when they were placed on the National Register of Historic Places, meet members of the camp’s leadership body, and enjoy a featured keynote speaker. Typically accompanied by light snacks, this is a terrific opportunity to reconnect with the YBRA. Tune in here for updated information on 2024’s event!

Red Lodge Annual Fun Run

Saturday, August 31, 2024

Mark your calendars! Become a sponsor for, or participate in the Red Lodge 21st Annual Fun Run for Charities, a yearly fundraising event for charitable organizations like the YBRA in Carbon County. The Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association directs all Fun Run charitable donations to the YBRA’s Teacher Workshop, providing science educators with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of Earth Science, implement science standards, and receive renewal units or recertification credits.

YBRA is at GSA!

September 22-25, 2024

Connect with the YBRA at GSA! Plan to visit our booth September 22–25 at GSA Connects 2024 in Anaheim, California!

Join us!


Important Milestones


New wheels for the 2024 season!

Couldn’t be more excited to thank Sibanye-Stillwater for the generous donation of a 2014 four-door cab style Ford F-150. The truck will replace our beloved yet aging 1979 camp truck, which was originally purchased for the YBRA by the Dutchers!

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YBRA Added to National Register

Be on the lookout for this new plaque in camp during the 2024 field season! In 2023 the Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association (YBRA) was OFFICIALLY listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior in cooperation with the Montana Historical Society. Read more about the listing on the Montana

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Upcoming Events at YBRA for the Week of August 12, 2019!

Update on Events for the week of 8/12/2019 – Bonini Cabin Dedication and Annual Alumni Day and Open House.   ONGOING – THE RESTORE YBRA FUND, BONINI FAMILY FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE This fundraising challenge is intended to support the upkeep of student and faculty cabins at camp.  The Family will match dollar-for-dollar the first $10,000 in donations

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Ecology & Geology Tour: Beartooth Highway

Beartooth Geology & Ecology Tour with Experts SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019 AT 8:30AMTOUR RETURNS AROUND 5PMThe Carbon County Historical Society in Red Lodge Montana is gearing up for their annual Ecology and Geology Tour of the Beartooth Highway. YBRA Councilors Onboard Since 1996, YBRA councilor, Dr. Phil Robertson, has led one-day excursions exploring the wonders

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Summer 2017 season is fast approaching here at YBRA and we could not be more excited for what it will bring! New students, new research, new building projects, and of course, the same great rocks and views at your favorite field station. The Russ Dutcher student dormitory is officially underway as we broke ground for

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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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