Teton Science Schools

Educating for a Vibrant World

  • Tuesday August 16, 2016
  • Legend: Map of the Known Universe

    For TSS graduate students’ final assignment of the year, they are tasked with synthesizing all that they learned, experienced, and came to understand from the year into a final product. Some create written pieces and some create artistic pieces. As we celebrate the graduation of TSS’s 22nd graduate class, we’ll publish two of these culminating pieces on the blog this week. First, we have Nicole Gautier’s key or legend to a map of her experiences from the year, which celebrates some of her greatest and most challenging teaching moments as well as an important wildlife encounter.
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  • Monday August 15, 2016
  • Mike Szydlowski: Science Teacher, Trip Coordinator, and Exemplary TSS Partner

    Editor’s Note: Earlier this summer, Teton Science Schools’ Senior Director of Marketing and Communications Nick Delmolino sat down with Mike Szydlowski, Science Coordinator for the Columbia, Missouri Public School District. Mike was just finishing up his ninth year facilitating and managing Columbia’s summer trips with Teton Science Schools Field Education program; over those nine years, Mike has brought over 1,750 students to TSS.
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  • Monday August 8, 2016
  • Layers of Learning

    The layers of learning at Teton Science Schools are as complex and beautiful as the rock layers depicted on the geological maps of Jackson Hole. These layers of learning are the fabric of the TSS experience and a catalyst to the multiplier effect of the TSS mission.
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  • Monday July 25, 2016
  • Live in the Moment: The Legacy of Matt Jenkins

    In the summer of 2012, Matt Jenkins fulfilled a dream when he moved to the Tetons. As an AmeriCorps member, Matt shared his love of teaching and learning in the natural world with peers and students alike.
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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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