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Mission Statement

The Yellowstone Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, connects people to Yellowstone National Park and our natural world through education. Founded in 1933, the Yellowstone Association is a nonprofit educational organization and has provided over $59 million in aid to Yellowstone National Park since its inception. The Association is the National Park Service's primary partner in providing educational programs, exhibits, and publications for park visitors. Our operations include 12 educational stores with gross sales of $3.7 Million, the YA Institute which offers more than nearly 600 in-depth courses each year, and a membership program with nearly 35,000 members. Revenues from sales and memberships allow us to make an annual cash donation to the National Park Service for education and research at Yellowstone. Last year, we provided $5.7 million of cash and in-kind assistance for Yellowstone, including a cash donation of $1,663,823 to support education and research in the park. Eighty-nine cents of every dollar we spend goes directly to our educational mission. YA is headquartered in Gardiner, Montana, directly across from the historic Roosevelt Arch, which marks the northern entrance to Yellowstone. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.YellowstoneAssociation.org


The Yellowstone Association is based in Yellowstone National Park and promotes preservation of the park through its educational Park Stores, publication of books, and funding provided to Yellowstone through membership and sales of educational materials to park visitors. In addition, the Yellowstone Association provides unique educational opportunties through our Institute. The Institute is a nonprofit field school operated in partnership with the National Park Service to provide in-depth learning experiences for Yellowstone visitors. Since 1933, the Yellowstone Association has been the National Park Service’s official partner in education in Yellowstone National Park.


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