10% for the planet
All of our programs are set up to support our sustainability initiatives worldwide. Whether it’s planting trees or providing access to clean drinking water, the money raised from this fund spreads the roots for positive impact. Our programs and using adventure as a catalyst to better the people and places we visit along the way!
These 2-4 week placed-based experiential education courses are the ECAM expeditions. We learn about the complex ecology, economies, and cultures of the wonderful places we travel. We explore the places we visit under the lens of outdoor leadership while conversing with our environments via adventure sports. These skills learned through adventure are transferable wherever life takes you.
At Soulstainable, financial status shouldn’t be a barrier to opportunity. As a part of our commitment to cultivating equity in the outdoors, we’re offering indexed rates for our collegiate programs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the payment option right for you as a student!
Dates: July 31- August 9th, 2023
Students arrive in Jackson, WY. We mobilize as a group and go to the Kelly campus after exploring and having dinner in Jackson.
Our first day on the course! After breakfast, on-campus students head to the trail for an adventure hike. This hike will get the blood moving, provide plenty of teachable moments, and serve as an intro to the area and course.
This evening we dive into a more detailed rundown and intro to the course with our evening class on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
We frame students for the Yellowstone expedition and how each prior class sets us up for this experience in the wilderness.
The course topic of today is Plant and Animal Adaptations. Students learn about the complexities behind this marvelous ecosystem, from the micro to giant organisms and plant life.
This evening we explore our creative side as we take Art into the outdoors!
On our 4th full day, we depart to study the watersheds of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Attention to detail is critical as we look into the macro and micro scales of this complex ecosystem.
During the evening, we explore animal tracking and take note of all the species that call this wilderness home.
Students partake in a field study today as we try and quantify animal behavior in bison, big horn sheep, elk, and pica.
After dinner, we explore our sensories during a night hike, where students study adaptations of Crepuscular animals. Also, we will take a peak at the heavens as we chat about astrology.
Today we take the day off from learning to go explore the town of Jackson. We hang out in this beautiful town and let our hair down for the afternoon.
After dinner, students prepare and are briefed on the next three-day adventure to Yellowstone NP.
Our Yellowstone Expedition. The group leaves early on the 8th and returns early on the 10th.
The focus on this aspect of the trip is threefold. Our camp craft, the study of wolves, and the study of the wildlife in this ecosystem as a whole.
Upon returning from our fantastic expedition, students participate in a stewardship project with wildlife. Nurturing habits that give back is vital to the Soulstainable family, and passing these values down is critical to the health of our environment.
In the evening, we celebrate and debrief our trip over our famous soulstainable jeopardy rounds!
Today we depart early for the town to take off back home!
What exactly is included:
- Lodging at T.S.S. Kelly Campus
- Camping in Yellowstone National park
What students are responsible for:
- Lunches and gifts in Jackson