When mom or dad has just come back from a deployment, it can be hard to get back to “normal life.” Teton Science Schools is proud to partner with the National Military Family Association to serve military families.
Through the Teton Science School AmeriCorps Program, members have the option of serving either with TSS Field Education or with another partner organization in the greater Jackson community. This winter, members are serving with three organizations in addition to TSS: Teton County Parks and Recreation, the Teton Raptor Center, and the Teton Literacy Center.
The first time I saw a grizzly in the wild was in 1999 while leading an Outward Bound expedition in the Beartooth Mountains just north of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). Seeing a grizzly in the wild on foot brings with it adrenaline and fear, but also an inexplicable wonder and affinity.
The phrase “connection to place” is in every lesson plan and weekly schedule that Teton Science Schools field instructors have ever read or written. We are tasked with instilling that concept in our students through observation and scientific investigations, through leadership initiatives and journal reflections.
Tucked in a remote part of Idaho, between the Lost River Range and the Snake River Valley, there’s a slice of public land few people have heard of: Craters of the Moon National Monument. The monument was formed by the same hotspot responsible for the geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park.
Birthdays are always fun to celebrate, and some milestones hold more weight than others. This year, the National Park Service celebrates its centennial. While the agency has undergone its share of change over the past century, its fundamental mission remains the same.