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  • Monday July 11, 2016
  • Adventures in Teton Teaching: Summer Edition

    Where does the adventure come from in summer field education? In the winter, whether teaching cross-country skiing, winter tracking, or snow science, each frozen field day promises adventure; self-care, winter travel, and adverse conditions are integral parts of Teton Science Schools winter field education. But where does the excitement and adventure come into our summer curriculum, when the conditions are sunny and the students’ brains are in summer mode? These instructor, student, and parent reflections on highlights of summer day camps at TSS show how our talented instructors create adventure for their students every day. Enjoy!   Nature Art: A week for our Kindergarteners to explore self-expression with natural materials. From our Instructors, Naomi and Katie: The students were excited about exploring and observing nature through magnifying lenses. Short nature scavenger hunts were successful challenges. Students loved narrating stories through t...
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  • Monday June 27, 2016
  • Summer's Wildflowers

    As summer builds steadily in the Tetons, new constellations of wildflowers appear throughout the valley. I watch daily as these arrivals add depth to the color palette of sagebrush flats, grassy buttes, boggy meadows, and creek banks.
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  • Monday June 13, 2016
  • The Place-Based Bookshelf: John Colter, His Years in the Rockies

    In Yellowstone National Park, there’s a river you’ll pass when driving from Madison Junction towards the Norris Geyser Basin. The river, which you’ll see on your right as you drive north, is named the Gibbon River, and there’s a great story of how it received that moniker.
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  • Friday June 10, 2016
  • Journeys School 10th Grade Personal Projects: Animation

    At Journeys School, all 10th grade students complete a Personal Project as part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Each student chooses a topic of personal interest, identifies a goal for their learning, researches their topic, creates a product to address their goal, and reflects on the process. During the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these Personal Projects on the TSS blog.
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  • Thursday June 9, 2016
  • Journeys School 10th Grade Personal Projects: Drone Photography

    At Journeys School, all 10th grade students complete a Personal Project as part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Each student chooses a topic of personal interest, identifies a goal for their learning, researches their topic, creates a product to address their goal, and reflects on the process. During the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these Personal Projects on the TSS blog.
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  • Sunday June 5, 2016
  • Rhodes College Maymester Program Begins at the Kelly Campus

    This week the Maymester Rocky Mountain Ecology program kicks off at the Kelly Campus of Teton Science Schools. Fourteen students from Rhodes College will be spending the next four weeks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem learning about the ecology, natural history, and social-ecological systems of this place and receiving college credit from Rhodes for their work.
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