This August, Teton Science Schools bid farewell to 22 AmeriCorps members who spent their summers here, immersed in Field Education. Right on their heels, we welcomed 12 new members into the TSS family. This seasonal changing of the guard always brings a burst of new energy to the Field Education team.
For me, integrity has always been a concept that is easier to describe than to define. As I have thought about how to teach integrity, the idea of sharing images and stories of integrity in action has seemed to be the most profound way to talk about the concept.
The sun emerged from behind the Tetons, shedding light and warmth on the Laurence S. Rockefeller preserve. The Mountain Lions, a jolly group of adult learners, replaced school-bus wheels with eager feet, and headed into the woods.
In late May the first motorhomes start their long migration from warmer climates to the scenic roads of Jackson, Wyoming. The arrival of motorhomes of larger sizes and more elaborate plumage is one of the first signs that summer has arrived in Jackson Hole.
Early on in Jack Turner’s Teewinot: Climbing and Contemplating the Teton Range, the author recounts the story of his first climbing lesson in the Tetons. He and a friend, both working in Pinedale for the summer, had driven up to the Tetons for the weekend and enrolled in an introductory climbing class with Exum guides.