Faculty & Staff

  • April Landale

    Associate Executive Director
    Overseeing Graduate Program, Teacher Training, Field Education and Wildlife Expeditions

    M.S., Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School, NH
    B.S., Biology, University of New Hampshire
    april.landale@tetonscience.org

    April joined Teton Science Schools' faculty in 1993. Before coming to Teton Science Schools, she was the Academic Director for an ecology study abroad program in Cairns, Australia. She holds an M.S. from Antioch/New England Graduate School in Natural Resources Management and specializes in water quality issues.

  • Leslie Cook

    Program Coordinator of Teacher Learning Center and Graduate Program

    M.A., Environmental Education, Prescott College
    Certificate in Environmental Education from Wolf Ridge's Graduate Program, University of Minnesota
    B.S., Biology; Minor in Chemistry, Davidson College
    leslie.cook@tetonscience.org • 307.734.3736

    Leslie’s five summers spent directing an outdoor adventure summer camp program led to an interest in the importance children spending time outside. Her interests in science and getting kids outside led her to attend Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center’s Graduate Program in Finland, Minnesota. She completed her Master’s degree at Prescott College focused on understanding how educators connect students to place. Since arriving at Teton Science Schools, Leslie has been a part of the Teacher Learning Center, facilitating trainings for in-service teachers and coordinating the Wyoming Stream Team program. She also oversees Teton Science Schools’ initiatives to reconnect children to the nature of Wyoming, including the Wyoming Youth Congress on Children and Nature and the Children & the Outdoors statewide survey. In her free time Leslie enjoys anything that she can do in or near water.

  • Kate Bodey

    Teacher Learning Center & Graduate Program Faculty

    M.S. Natural Science Education/Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.S. Biology, The Evergreen State College

    As a passionate educator, scientist, naturalist and leader, providing opportunities for all students and teachers to advance their scientific and ecological literacy, civic engagement, leadership and educator skills, is Kate’s lifelong pursuit. An alumna of the TSS Graduate Program, Kate’s professional teaching background extends to both classroom and outdoor field settings, and includes students from first grade to university level graduates. Kate Master’s research at the University of Wyoming continues to drive her interest in increasing diversity and cultural competency within Residential Environmental Education organizations. In her free time, Kate enjoys connecting to and exploring nature through a variety of lenses including hiking, backpacking, swimming, cross-country skiing and wildcrafting.