In 2011, an email came across my computer. For some reason I didn't delete it. The email was from a fellow teacher who was passing along the information about the KSU Yellowstone Teacher Project. Attached was an informational flyer that piqued my interest. After asking a fellow teacher (and friend) to apply with me as a "team", we sent in our application and waited. Let me tell you, I think waiting for an answer about the trip was more stressful than waiting for a college acceptance letter. (Maybe not, but it's been over 20 years since those days and I think I've forgotten the anticipation levels!)Not being a super spontaneous person, applying to go on this trip was a huge deal for me. Honestly, I didn't think that our application would be chosen. When the email came in that we had been chosen to go on this trip, I was so excited that I screamed out loud in front of my class! Yellowstone National Park had always been on my "to do" bucket list. I like the outdoors and prefer mountains over beaches but I had never really given any thoughts to actually going. In fact, I really didn't know much about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) at all. I thought it would relate to my science and social studies content very well, but I had no idea the impact it would make on how I taught my students.A few months later, we boarded a plane bound for Montana and my eyes were opened to a world I'd never seen before. This old teacher was still an eager student! Stay tuned for the next step in the journey!!!