welcome back everybody thanks for joining us here tonight 26 Helena middle school students have returned from an expedition into the heart of Yellowstone National Park the students spent four days in the park without their phones they learned about Park history that at the ecosystem and the geology that makes Yellowstone unique organizers say the trip is an unparalleled teaching experience for the students that they can’t do in a classroom eighth grader Kendall Klemp said one of her favorite parts was snowshoeing two thermal features and learning how they form we mainly focused on the hot springs which are like all these layers of rocks that formed over thousands of years so it’s just like very interesting to see how beautiful like stuff can form naturally and not man-made the students we spoke with said they’re thankful for the opportunity and they’re also thankful for the community support to make sure every student no matter the income level was able to go