Teton Science Schools

Educating for a Vibrant World

  • Friday March 4, 2016
  • A Grizzly Decision

    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.
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  • Sunday February 28, 2016
  • Connecting to Place in Central America

    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.
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  • Monday February 22, 2016
  • Winter on the Moon

    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.
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  • Monday February 8, 2016
  • The Big 100

    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.
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  • Friday February 5, 2016
  • Expanding the TSS Family

    As I look back over our time in Bhutan, I am struck by the many stories, feelings, and conversations that make up my experience there. I remember walking near a river with a young teacher named Bhagat, talking about his small rural village school, the Bhutanese culture, and how to show respect according to social status.
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  • Monday February 1, 2016
  • Making Education Relevant in Samtse, Bhutan

    Do you believe love marriages or arranged marriages last longer? While this does not sound like your typical Teton Science Schools question, it was one of the innovative lessons designed by Samtse College of Education lecturers during a professional training course in Bhutan this week.
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