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A Visit to Yellowstone

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Geothermal features, which include geysers, hot springs, steam vents called fumaroles, and boiling mud pots, are found on nearly every continent. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming contains the world's largest collection: nearly 10,000 such features lie within its 2.25 million acres. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, a young guide offers viewers a tour of the park and explains how Earth's internal heat fuels geothermal formations. The tour makes it clear why millions of people visit Yellowstone each year to witness the park's explosive displays and colorful deposits.

Using a Compass to Find Your Way

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Navigation is the act of accurately locating one's position on land, at sea, or in the air. Orienteering, the recreational sport featured in this video segment from ZOOM, tests one's ability to successfully navigate a course using a compass and a map. Learn more about orienteering's rules, how to use a compass, and how courses are set up by viewing the video.