2. Yellowstone National Park

summer vacation ideasWhile all 58 of the United States’ national parks have plenty of great STEM activities, Yellowstone is one for every nature lover’s bucket list—so add it to your list of summer vacation ideas this year!

Let the wilderness of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho be your classroom, from wildlife watching (the park is home to bison, black bears, lynx, coyotes, grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolves, and more!) to the legendary geyser Old Faithful. Before you head out, read up on natural wonders like the Yellowstone River and Yellowstone Caldera—then impress your tour guide with your new knowledge.

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