Amy Azano Q & A: Place is Powerful

In preparation for our Place-Based Symposium next week, April 22nd, Teton Science Schools had the opportunity to learn more about our keynote speaker, Amy Azano. She gives us some background on her research and what place means to her. …

The Studio is a Laboratory for Thinking: Flowers In Bloom

Spring in the Tetons begins with mud! Come join us for our fifth annual In Mud Workshop, April 23rd, 2022. We are looking forward to exploring the dirt together back in person! Recommended for Early Childhood Educators: preschool through lower elementary school. …

Buffalo Soldiers, more than a Bob Marley song

“Buffalo Soldier, dreadlock Rasta
There was a Buffalo Soldier
In the heart of America
Stolen from Africa, brought to America
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival”

Bob Marley and the Wailers’ song “Buffalo Soldier” parallels the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and their fight for their personal survival in the American Indian Wars, …

What Wonderful Stories Can Sunflowers Tell Us?

arrowleaf balsamroot blooming in Grand Teton National Park

Mary Oliver the poet implored us to listen to the stories that the sunflowers can tell us. “Don’t be afraid to ask them questions”, she writes, we can learn many things from those answers. What can students become when they listen to the sunflower’s stories? …

Remembering E.O. Wilson, “the father of biodiversity”

Teton Science Schools would like to acknowledge the passing of preeminent scientist, naturalist, author and teacher, Edward O. Wilson, Ph.D. He is known as “the father of biodiversity”. E.O. Wilson died on December 26, 2021 in Burlington, …

Rebuilding Field Education at TSS for 2022

Teton Science Schools Field Education is excited to be in the midst of rebuilding. We’re proud of how we’ve weathered the pandemic, with small-scale, non-residential program offerings mostly focused on the local Jackson community, and at the same time, …

Where is the snow?

I often think about how a shallow or absent snowpack affects the animals of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This year it has been an unusually warm November and December, so far.  There have been several snowstorms, …