This page is dedicated to providing information about the strategies that Teton Science Schools (TSS) has implemented to mitigate the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the understanding and available information are changing rapidly, this page will reflect any and all updates to our prevention efforts.
TSS COVID-19 Response
While many of our upcoming programs have been cancelled, we are pleased to offer numerous online opportunities for students, educators and schools through our Place Network and Professional Development and Consulting.
Please note all TSS campuses are currently closed to the public. Staff and faculty are working remotely. In April, TSS has had to lay off 26 partial year field instructors and furlough 16 field education or administrative positions. Our administrative offices are operating at reduced capacity and responding to emails and voicemails as quickly as possible.
We are actively working on our operational plan for the remainder of the summer and will notify registered participants with program updates as soon as we have more information. If you would like to be notified of specific program updates, please contact us and we will add you to the appropriate email lists.
If you are in a position to do so, please consider making a donation to TSS during these challenging times. Thank you.
- Updated June 1, 2020
- All TSS summer day camps are cancelled through July 5, 2020.
- Online summer camp registration is temporarily closed. We appreciate your patience and are working to reopen registration as quickly as possible.
- All overnight teen summer camp programs (Kings of the Mountains, WOLVES, Ultimate Grand Teton Adventure, Jackson Hole Science Expedition and Grand Teton Pathfinders) have been cancelled.
- All TSS Early Childhood summer camps (Forest Kindergarten, Creative Preschoolers and PreK Adventures) are cancelled for the summer.
- We are currently building systems and structures to open programs in July that comply with state and local public health guidance and prioritize the health and safety of our campers, community and staff. We have yet to determine the specifics of camps, but we will notify registered families as soon as we have more information.
- Please view our cancellation policies here.
- All TSS single day wildlife tours are cancelled through July 5, 2020.
- All overnight, multi-day wildlife tours are cancelled through December 31, 2020.
- Please view our cancellation policy here.
- All TSS overnight, residential programming suspended through December 31, 2020. This includes overnight teen summer camp programs (Kings of the Mountains, WOLVES, Ultimate Grand Teton Adventure, Jackson Hole Science Expedition and Grand Teton Pathfinders), residential visiting school group programs and multi-day wildlife tours.
- The Murie Ranch will not offer daily interpretive tours to the public for the summer 2020 season.