Science students explore Yellowstone on annual trip


Thirty-two Rustler science students traveled to Yellowstone National Park Oct. 10-12 to explore geyser basins, trails and sulfur pots. The annual trip allows students to test water quality, stream flow, riparian health and macroinvertebrates in both Belt Creek near Monarch and in the Firehole River in Yellowstone. Students went on several hikes and explored Norris Geyser Basin, Mammoth Hot Springs, West Thumb, Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Quake Lake. They also visited the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and IMAX theater in West Yellowstone. Teachers Christine Sundly, Jon Davis, Dave Stukey and Beth Britton accompanied the students on the trip. School Trustee Bob Moretti also traveled with the students.