Graduate Program

Teach. Learn. Lead.

Faculty & Students

  • April Landale

    Vice President of Educator Development
    Overseeing Graduate Program and Teacher Learning Center
    M.S., Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School, NH
    B.S., Biology, University of New Hampshire
                      april.landale@tetonscience.org

    April joined Teton Science Schools' faculty in 1993. Before coming to Teton Science Schools, she was the Academic Director for an ecology study abroad program in Cairns, Australia. She holds an M.S. from Antioch/New England Graduate School in Natural Resources Management and specializes in water quality issues.

  • Leslie Cook

    Senior Director of Educator Development
    M.A., Environmental Education, Prescott College
    Certificate in Environmental Education from Wolf Ridge's Graduate Program, University of Minnesota
    B.S., Biology; Minor in Chemistry, Davidson College
                      leslie.cook@tetonscience.org • 307.734.3736

    Leslie’s five summers spent directing an outdoor adventure summer camp program led to an interest in the importance children spending time outside. Her interests in science and getting kids outside led her to attend Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center’s Graduate Program in Finland, Minnesota. She completed her Master’s degree at Prescott College focused on understanding how educators connect students to place. Since arriving at Teton Science Schools, Leslie has been a part of the Teacher Learning Center, facilitating trainings for in-service teachers and coordinating the Wyoming Stream Team program. She also oversees Teton Science Schools’ initiatives to reconnect children to the nature of Wyoming, including the Wyoming Youth Congress on Children and Nature and the Children & the Outdoors statewide survey. In her free time Leslie enjoys anything that she can do in or near water.

  • Tracy Logan

    Director of Kelly Campus Programs
    B.A., Liberal Arts, Metropolitan State College of Denver
    tracy.logan@tetonscience.org
    • 307.732.7760

    Tracy has been in the Jackson Community for over 10 years and has extensive experience working within the non-profit community. She has served as the Executive Director of several non profits as well as a Board Member. She brings a love for fundraising and a love for people. She is a mother of two young children and enjoys living in Jackson and being able to pursue the outdoors.

  • Kevin Krasnow

    Graduate Faculty & Research Specialist
    PhD, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley,
    M.S., Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder
    B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University

                       kevin.krasnow@tetonscience.org

    Kevin is an educator and ecologist passionate about understanding how to live sustainably with the natural world. As an educator, he seeks to involve his students in ecological inquiry, help them build a sense of place in the natural world, and challenge them to think critically about current environmental issues. He has instructed Outward Bound courses in the Beartooth Mountains, taught high school biology and chemistry, and directed an outdoor leadership and science program in San Francisco public schools. As an ecologist, his research seeks to understand how and why ecosystems change and identify management opportunities for increasing ecosystem resilience.He has conducted research in the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains focusing on aspen ecology and restoration, fire history/ecology, and fuels mapping and fire simulation. Kevin enjoys being outdoors with friends and family.

  • Aaron Nydam

    Graduate Lead Faculty
    M.S.T., Natural Science, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.A., Biology, Calvin College

                      aaron.nydam@tetonscience.org

    An alumni of the Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools, Aaron joins the Graduate Program faculty after over ten years teaching science and math in Colorado and Wyoming. As a certified teacher, Aaron engaged education in multiple traditional and non-traditional settings such as spending his summers as lead instructor for Outward Bound in Silverton, CO or implementing place-based, high school science curricula at Journeys School in Jackson. Aaron focused his graduate studies at the University of Wyoming on specific teacher attributes that foster an authentic culture of science in the classroom. Within his own teaching practice, Aaron emphasized real-world context while building inquiry skills in a content rich environment. When he is not teaching or talking about teaching, you will most likely find him playing with his daughters or racing his bike over a mountain pass.

  • Greg Peck

    Graduate Lead Faculty
    M.A. Elementary Education, Central Washington University
    B.A. Economics and Education, Pacific Lutheran University

    greg.peck@tetonscience.org

    Greg comes to Teton Science Schools from Cascade School District in Leavenworth, Washington where he has taught both at the Elementary and High School levels. His passion is integrating science and the environment to get students interested in the world around them. This passion has led me to help create our 6th grade Outdoor Education Camp; our school weather station, where his students did a daily weather report. Greg has also been involved in creating the curriculum for the Wenatchee River Institute, an environmental education school for Wenatchee Valley students. He believes in hands-on science and project-based education. Greg and his wife love to trail run, backcountry ski, bike and are looking forward to exploring the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

  • Kate Bodey

    Teacher Learning Center & Graduate Program Faculty
    M.S. Natural Science Education/Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.S. Biology, The Evergreen State College

    As a passionate educator, scientist, naturalist and leader, providing opportunities for all students and teachers to advance their scientific and ecological literacy, civic engagement, leadership and educator skills, is Kate’s lifelong pursuit. An alumna of the TSS Graduate Program, Kate’s professional teaching background extends to both classroom and outdoor field settings, and includes students from first grade to university level graduates. Kate Master’s research at the University of Wyoming continues to drive her interest in increasing diversity and cultural competency within Residential Environmental Education organizations. In her free time, Kate enjoys connecting to and exploring nature through a variety of lenses including hiking, backpacking, swimming, cross-country skiing and wildcrafting.

  • Kevin Taylor

    Graduate Program Faculty and Wildlife Expeditions Biologist
    M.S. Botany, University of Wyoming
    B.S. Biology, Bradley University

    kevin.taylor@tetonscience.org

    Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Botany. His biological research experience includes being involved with several wildlife research projects as well as mapping distribution of rare plant species and the effects of global warming on mountain plants. He believes that it is critical to include modern humans when discussing natural history and ecology and he studies and teaches ethnobotany and ethnozoology. Kevin brings to the Graduate Program experience in plant taxonomy, natural history knowledge due to spending a lot of time in the woods, and a teaching background educating all ages of the wonders and value of conservation of the natural world.

  •     Matt McGee

        Graduate Program Faculty
        M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Montana State University
        M.S. Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
        Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
                       B.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Montana
                       
    matt.mcgee@tetonscience.org

    Matt brings his passion for combining field science research and environmental education to the Educational Programs at Teton Science Schools. He has field research and teaching experience from a wide variety of organizations including the National Park Service, the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, the National Audubon Society, and the Murie Science and Learning Center. He has also served as a classroom teacher on the Wind River Reservation. Prior to coming to the Teton Science Schools he served as a member of the Mathematics and Natural Science faculty and Outdoor Leadership Program Director at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming. Matt is an avid rock climber, backcountry skier, and he enjoys spending time exploring mountains with family and friends.

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