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Campfire Philosophy Outing/Field Seminar Program in Yellowstone — “Where the Wild Things Are: An Exploration of Our Relationship with the Wild”

August 24, 2020 - August 28, 2020

This dynamic and interactive Yellowstone Forever Institute field seminar program & Merlin campfire philosophy outing explores our relationship with the wild through the lens of literature, philosophy & science

Led by Marisa Diaz-Waian & Thomas Baumeister, the 4-day program involves a mix of classroom and outdoor time — with a heavy emphasis on the outdoors, reflection, experiential learning, and discussion. Every morning we’ll begin our day with a 1-hour “attuning the senses walk,” followed by a classroom discussion and activities.  After lunch, we’ll head out as a group for an outdoor adventure in Lamar Valley, inspired by our morning activities and discussion.  At the close of each day (after dinner), we’ll gather around the campfire to relax, reflect, and share. 

The field seminar program/outing runs from August 24th – 28th 2020 and includes lodging at Lamar Buffalo Ranch Field Campus in Yellowstone National ParkMore details & registration information (via Yellowstone Forever Institute) coming soon.

About Lamar Buffalo Ranch

“The Lamar Buffalo Ranch occupies a significant place in the history of American wildlife conservation and management. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.”

Today it is used by Expedition Yellowstone and Yellowstone Forever Institute as a basecamp for their educational field classes and seminars.  A secluded off-grid ranch that runs on solar power, the Lamar Buffalo Ranch Field Campus offers comfortable lodging in the heart of Lamar Valley.  The unique campus features log cabins, a community kitchen,  bathrooms, a heated bathhouse with private showers, bunkhouse, and ample outdoor space to roam, relax, and take in the beauty of your surroundings. Learn more here!


Lamar Buffalo Ranch Field Campus (Yellowstone National Park)
NE Entrance Road
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 United States


Marisa Diaz-Waian
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