Yellowstone National Park: Educator Collection


Online Resources



Thermophilic bacteria
Thermophilic bacteria. NPS photo taken by Bryan Harry courtesy of the Yellowstone Digital Slide File .
  • Hot Colors- Windows into Hidden Worlds (more info) : This website contains an electronic field trip based on Yellowstone National Park's hot springs and the microorganisms living in them. The site includes a link for teachers providing an introduction, overview of concepts explored in the trip, lesson plans, and additional web links...(more info)



Other Yellowstone Thermophile Collections




Octopus Spring: Octopus Spring is a partially alkaline, low-carbonate, low-sulfur hot spring located in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is home to a variety of thermophiles, as well as a colorful array of microbial mat communities.



General Collection: Resources such as news articles, web sites, and reference pages provide a comprehensive array of information about thermophiles.



Advanced Collection: Compiled for professionals and advanced learners, this collection includes resources such as journal articles, academic reviews, and surveys.



Additional Resources



For additional resources about Thermophiles, search the Microbial Life collection.