The fifty-mile descent from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park into Cody, Wyoming, is, by the standards of the West, short. But the scenery is breathtaking. Deep canyons, a rushing river that has carved caves in the rocks over millennia, rising mountains, jutting cliffs, and soaring eagles vie for our attention as we guide our rental car around the sharp curves. In our three visits as researchers to Cody and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (BBHC) from Fort Collins, Colorado, we had never arrived at the BBHC from the east entrance of Yellowstone. On our final journey to Cody, we took the extra time to drive from the BBHC to the east entrance of the park and back again. Journeying through rustic mountainsides, around blue-toned lakes, and past bighorn sheep grazing along the western roadside, we arrived back at the Draper Museum of Natural History- the most recent of the five museums of the BBHC-having traversed the ecological wonders of nature. We had experienced the gus
|Title of host publication||The master naturalist imagined: Directed movement and simulations at the draper museum of natural history|
|Publisher||University of Alabama Press|
|State||Published - 2010|
Aoki, E., Dickinson, G., & Ott, B. (2010). The master naturalist imagined: Directed movement and simulations at the draper museum of natural history. In The master naturalist imagined: Directed movement and simulations at the draper museum of natural history (pp. 238-265). University of Alabama Press.