Teaching resilience through nature
For over fifty years, Teton Science Schools have connected learners of all ages to their backyards, America’s national parks and the world by inspiring curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education.
Learning is in our nature
TSS provides place and space for learners who are academically driven, naturally curious and inspired by the great outdoors.
Experience Our Wild Classrooms with a tour to Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park.
Two campuses. Preschool to 12th grade independent school.
Join us for outdoor adventure, hands-on learning and fun. Year-round programming for students across the country.
Virtual and in-person professional and development opportunities for aspiring and current educators.
A collaborative network of rural K-12 schools that connect learning and communities.
A nine-month immersive, residential learning experience in Grand Teton National Park.
Profiles in Place
Hearth and Home
Docent Dan, resident storyteller and face of Murie Ranch, retired after seven years last fall. He received the title of Honorary Interpretive Park Ranger by the Grand Teton National Park for his commitment to sharing the Murie legacy with thousands of NPS visitors.Meet Docent Dan
Meet Jackson local, Shannon Shuptrine
As TSS celebrates a 50-year partnership with Teton County School District, a TSS educator reflects on her memories as a fifth grader in the program.Her Impact
Does happiness help students learn?
According to recent neuroscience research, happy students are engaged students. After a tumultuous past few years in the classroom, it’s time for the J-factor - bringing joy into the learning process.A Happier Classroom
More than a Field Trip
For over a decade, science coordinator Mike Szydlowski has connected students from Columbia (MO) Public School District to the grandeur of the Tetons and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This 1,190 mile field trip provides students an experience of a lifetime.Beyond the Classroom
On the wild side with Kevin Taylor
A trained ethnobotanist, wildlife guide and educator, Kevin shares his love and extensive knowledge of his wild backyard with the visitors who grace its lands for just a brief moment in time.
How might we be more aware of how genetics and genetic engineering affect our lives? In the spring of 2022, 8th grade science students at Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools studied genetics and genetic engineering. This unit, Engineering Our Lives, was designed by the Place Network at Teton Science Schools. For their culminating assessment,… read more