Respected Biologist Joins Conservation Research Center

After a 33-year career as a habitat biologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Steve Kilpatrick joined the Conservation Research Center this summer. He has been stationed in the Jackson area for the past 25 years where he spent his career collaborating with the Bridger-Teton National Forest, …

Seasonal Change

The summer season for Wildlife Expeditions has been filled with many great adventures. Wildlife Expeditions’ participants have been privileged to witness many of nature’s most spectacular events. Earlier in the summer the Jackson Hole Pronghorn herd returned to the valley almost five weeks later than normal. …

Ultimate Yellowstone Adventure

“Have you ever seen a doe and a fawn swim across a lake together? Have you ever been so close to a herd of nearly 36 big-horned sheep that you could reach out and touch one? …

A Summer of Life Changing Experiences

The Kelly Campus became a home for nearly 40 high school students through the month of July. Three different long term programs, ranging from 3-4 weeks, were envisioned and led by three strong teams of Graduate Students as a part of their Summer Capstone, …

Wyoming Survey: Our Children and the Outdoors Film [VIDEO]

The Teacher Learning Center recently completed a film about the results of the Our Children & the Outdoors: Wyoming Survey 2010. The film premiered at the Outdoor Nation Summit in Denver, Colorado to an audience of 200 young people and outdoor industry representatives from around the West. …

Revisiting our Mission: Journeys School Faculty Retreat

For the 21st time since the founding of Journeys School, the faculty spent two days at the Kelly Campus of Teton Sceince Schools in retreat. The purpose of these retreats is to reflect on both the mission and philosophy of the school as well as to reconnect with peers outside of the daily work environment. …

A Bird In The Hand Is Worth…

…A lifetime of interest and stewardship in the natural world! Up-close encounters with beautiful, wild birds grab our visitor’s eyes, while linking our actions to their well-being puts consequence into thought. Our research tries to understand how development like houses affects riparian (habitats near flowing water) songbird populations in Jackson Hole, …

Grizzly Cub Exchange

Late in July, a cub-exchange occurred between two female grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park. This spring, fifteen-year-old grizzly bear #399 (a research number assigned to her in 2001) emerged from her winter den with three cubs, …

High School Field Ecology: The Backcountry

Welcome to a very special edition of the High School Field Ecology 2011 blog, brought to you not by just two members of la familia, but four real live–yes we survived the backcountry trip-students! In accordance with the increased number of authors, …