Jackson Campus

Overview

Located less than two miles from the town of Jackson, the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is nestled on a 900-acre site comprised of creeks, ponds, aspen, conifer and sage habitats. The campus is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature of all ages and community members, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of the site.

All buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Ongoing ecological work at the campus specializes in field science experiences within the suburban-rural interface and human-use impacts on our natural communities.

The Jackson Campus can accommodate events for as many as 300 people, with adaptable spaces including educational and wildlife conferences, teaching and professional development workshops and conferences, luncheons, board meetings, community events and weddings.

High Performance Design

All buildings at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools were designed to meet specific responsible goals and objectives. Buildings are concentrated on less than two percent of the total campus acreage. Narrow building footprints are oriented to maximize daylight, passive solar gain and natural ventilation. Radiant concrete floors provide high heating efficiency and a demonstration photovoltaic system is tied into the power grid.
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Jackson Campus Tour

Welcome Center - This is the administrative home of Teton Science Schools with office space for the finance and advancement departments and Jackson Campus Educational Programs faculty. The campus store is also located here. There is a conference room with seating for 12 with LCD projector and white board.

Dining Lodge - Seated dining for 260 people, or seats up to 300 auditorium style with a large main dining room with two optional breakout rooms. There is a professional kitchen with top-of-the-line equipment. Food services are provided or the ability to provide your own catering is an option.

Teacher Learning Center - This center offers workstations for visiting faculty and student teachers, two classrooms, a library and small meeting rooms.

Journeys School - The school has eight classroom pods serving 180 Pre-K-12th grade students.

Residential Lodges - There are two multi-story lodges with a capacity of 170 that are modern and comfortable and environmentally friendly. Rooms have private or shared baths and are available in single, double, or triple occupancy. Families can also be accommodated.

Education Center - There are two classrooms/meeting space for visiting groups and a computer lab. North classroom capacity seats 100 auditorium style and the South classroom has a capacity for 60 people.

Meeting Spaces - The meeting facilities have flexible room configurations that can accommodate 15-300 people with multiple rooms, computer labs, full AV and wireless Internet access throughout the campus.

Outdoor Dining - Outside has the ability to seat 125 people at picnic tables. It is also able to accommodate large tents and rented tables and chairs for large outdoor seated dining events.

Playfield and Play Area - This is a large field ideal for team building intiatives, games and large tents.

Campus Trail - On site are two walking/hiking trails. The Vogel’s Hill Trail is 7/10 of a mile long and climbs 350 feet to the top of Vogel’s hill with rewarding Teton views at the top. The Coyote Canyon Trail is a relatively flat trail that extends 3/10 of a mile.

Outfitting Builiding -available gear for adventures includes:

  • x-country skis, boots and poles
  • snowshoes
  • backpacks
  • water bottles
  • tents
  • gaiters
  • winter gloves and hats
  • a variety of winter jackets, snow pants
  • rain gear

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