Teton Science Schools (TSS) inspires curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education. For nearly 15,000 learners per year, our place-based approach increases engagement, learning and community impact. TSS programs include classroom education, field education and educator development.
Inspiring curiosity, engagement, and leadership through transformative place-based education.
Teton Science Schools
Our Approach to Education
We believe in learner-centered practices implemented by teachers who are lifelong learners in content and craft. Our approach is place-based, connecting learning with community. We define place as the ecological, cultural and economic aspects of a community.
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Our programs are based at four campuses in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and extend beyond the Tetons to impact students and educators from across the country and around the globe.
Students at Teton Science Schools are curious about the world around them and look for ways to engage and lead in their communities. TSS is committed to equity, striving for systems that enable access for underrepresented communities. As a core value, TSS embraces inclusion by welcoming people from every socioeconomic status, physical and learning ability, race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status and religious background.
Transformative place-based education can only be achieved through a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Our commitment to DEI makes learning more engaging, relevant, impactful and transferable. It also results in a more effective team of teachers and staff. Additionally, our efforts will make place-based education more accessible for teachers and learners.
See what’s happening
NAREA Brick by Brick Series
The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) will hold one of their Brick by Brick events at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools.
The Languages of Materials: Printmaking
Participants will learn how to use a variety of tools as well as learn a variety of different techniques through open-ended exploration. Come learn through play and be inspired to use new materials and tools in your teaching.
Introduction to the Reggio Emilia Approach and Early Childhood Programs at Teton Science Schools
Participants will have the opportunity to explore our Pre-K classroom and learn how we meld the philosophies of Reggio Emilia and Place-Based Education at Teton Science Schools in our Early Childhood Programs.
I would not be here if it wasn't for my summer experience at Teton Science School. That is where I first saw myself as a scientist. TSS was the single most impactful experience in my life and is the reason why I am passionate about K-6 science education!Kris Kaly, 1986 High School Field Ecology Alumna