Place Network Dispatch: Yurts Foster Local to Global Connections

Morristown, Vermont is home to one of the schools in the Place Network: Mountain River School. The school recently moved to a new campus complete with yurts! The experience spurred a project for students to discover the history of yurts and their connection to their local environment. …

Kevin’s Corner: Blissful Summer Days

If non-human animals can experience bliss, these early July days would be the time it is felt.  Wildlife have recovered from their long migrations back to Jackson Hole, hibernators have replenished lost body weight, and many of the hooved animals that spent the winter resisting the cold and snow of our valley, …

Student Guest Blog “I am a Rural Student”

The Unique Rural Student Experiences of Mountain Academy Students
Jackson, Wyoming is home to one of the two campuses of Mountain Academy. Two of our students reported on local celebrity grizzly bear 399 and her cubs as they navigated Teton Valley and our very own campus this last school year.  …

Mama Bear Always Knows Best

Spring is the time of year we see mama bears emerge from their dens with cubs. During the second week of May in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem the sows will start to introduce their 1st year cubs to the world. …

Place Network Dispatch: Forest Rehabilitation Student Project

Forest Rehabilitation and Education Lead
by Fairview Elementary 5th Graders
Columbia, Missouri is home to one of the schools in the Place Network: Fairview Elementary. The fifth graders have been working to improve the environment around their school for years, …