An education and research program, Eyes on Yellowstone is made possible by Canon.
Canon's funding for Eyes on Yellowstone, through a unique partnership with the Yellowstone Park Foundation and Yellowstone National Park, helps make possible innovative scientific research, endangered species protection, and the application of cutting-edge technology essential to managing park ecosystems. It represents the largest-ever corporate donation for wildlife conservation in Yellowstone National Park.
Through educational features online, Canon support and technology is also used to increase access to the wonder and magic of Yellowstone -- one of the most recognizable and popular parks in the world -- and to raise awareness about the importance of conservation.
The program consists of a number of initiatives, including:
Science and Conservation
- The Eyes on Yellowstone program has enabled Yellowstone to undertake cutting-edge scientific research on topics as varied as wolf-prey relationships, the impact of climate change on wildlife habitats, and fire ecology. In addition to traditional field research and conservation, Canon has made it possible for the Park to share its findings through publications like the journal Yellowstone Science, and a new website which serves as a virtual clearinghouse, the Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center. Canon also supports workshops that bring together top scientists to address wildlife and other challenges and help ensure that the Park continues to be a model for resource management.
- Online Roving Rangers
Join park rangers as they describe Yellowstone's most popular features and answer some frequently asked questions in the two-minute Inside Yellowstone videos. Learn even more about Yellowstone's unique wildlife, geysers and other resources with the Yellowstone InDepth video series. These award-winning web videos are available on the Park's website, or via podcast on iTunes. In 2010, the Park introduced the first virtual hike, which gives viewers a chance to join a park ranger on a fast-paced video tour of the Upper Geyser Basin, home to Old Faithful and one-fourth of the world's geysers.
- Live Streaming Webcam
Catch an eruption of the world's most famous geyser with the Old Faithful Geyser Live! streaming video webcam. This full-motion, live-streaming webcam is located near Old Faithful Geyser and brings online visitors views of several other geysers in the area. The Canon NU701 camera lets millions of people worldwide experience some of Yellowstone's greatest wonders, making it the most viewed page among National Park Service sites.
- Windows Into Wonderland
Created especially for middle-school students, these award-winning electronic fieldtrips on WindowsIntoWonderland.org bring the wonders of Yellowstone to classrooms and home computers, and will interest a wide age range of young visitors. Embark on exciting adventures to explore numerous topics, from Yellowstone's seismic and volcanic forces, to predator-prey relationships, and many more.
Incorporating Canon Technology
- Every division within Yellowstone benefits from Canon technology and equipment. Scientists use cameras, camcorders and binoculars in the field, while archivists at the Yellowstone Heritage & Research Center scan historic treasures with Canon scanners. Education staff use Canon projectors for presentations and even Yellowstone's Superintendent uses Canon binoculars and a Canon digital camera. In addition, park staff have worked with Canon Business Solutions to analyze document production needs and upgrade copier equipment as well, helping improve office efficiencies in Yellowstone as part of the Greenest Park Initiative.