Expedition Yellowstone is a week-long summer program for middle-school-aged children. It gets kids out of the house, away from their computer screens, and into the backcountry to learn first-hand about ecosystems, and conservation.

Currently, both Expedition Yellowstone and the Youth Conservation Corps -- an internship program for high school students -- reside in the aging Youth Conservation Corps campus at the park, but that is soon to change.

Toyota has donated $1 million toward the construction of a new Yellowstone Youth Campus that is planned to meet the standards for Living Building Challenge Certification. The design will promote ecological as well as human health by using only non-toxic materials, providing natural lighting and ventilation, treating wastewater on site, and producing a surplus of solar energy for complete self-sufficiency.

"The new Yellowstone Youth Campus is an opportunity to support the conservation principles of the National Park Service while reinforcing Toyota's commitment to the environment," said Toyota Motor North America Environmental General Manager Kevin Butt. "We hope this environmental learning center will inspire and empower future leaders in building a more culturally aware, ecologically responsible and regenerative future."

You can reduce your impact on the environment and support conservation, too. At DCH Toyota of Oxnard, our new inventory is always stocked with efficient conventional and hybrid models, so that you can drive greener.

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