A group of middle school students, parents, and teachers from Bighorn, Wyoming enjoyed an active week of exploration and field research at Teton Science Schools this fall. The students explored Grand Teton National Park and investigated the influences of water on landforms, plants,
“Alright, 10 more seconds!” I shout back to the bus of excited 7th graders. The bus erupts into a crescendo of laughter, singing, and incomprehensible noise. 10 more seconds to be noisy and loud before total silence during our evening with the elk. “9, 8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1! Quiet!” The bus
“Have you ever seen a doe and a fawn swim across a lake together? Have you ever been so close to a herd of nearly 36 big-horned sheep that you could reach out and touch one? Have you ever seen Sandhill cranes doing a mating dance?”
Watching Old Faithful was amazing. It had a few false starts, but when it finally went it was beautiful. We all learned that the geyser has a short and long length. The short length was 80 feet which is what we saw and the long was around 180 feet.
Welcome to a very special edition of the High School Field Ecology 2011 blog, brought to you not by just two members of la familia, but four real live--yes we survived the backcountry trip-students! In accordance with the increased number of authors, this particular blog entry will cover not just part of
Today we went on a hike around Taggart Lake. The hike up there was so beautiful. The weather was amazing and the view was spectacular. We are super excited about going to Yellowstone tomorrow to camp. We practiced setting up our tents and talked about what to pack for tomorrow.