One Great Story

My final week in the field was a great conclusion to my time as an AmeriCorps volunteer. The group of students I lead was a fourth grade class from Rock Springs, Wyoming. This was the youngest group of children I have worked with, …

Graduate Students Explore Yellowstone

Graduate Students spent four weeks of April and May studying the botany, ornithology, and insects of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in an academic course titled Advanced Elements of Field Ecology. The purpose was to familiarize them with these topics of ecology, …

Graduation and Celebration

Last Wednesday, in front of almost 400 people (including 80 who watched our virtual webcast), Journeys School graduated six seniors, sixteen 8th grade students, and twelve 5th grade students. This culmination of the tenth year of Journeys School was a good reminder of the community we live in and the potential of our graduates. …

Finalist! Understanding Local Implications of Global Climate Change

Amid appetizers, drinks and celebration, 1% for the Tetons announced eight grant proposals as 2011 finalist projects. The Conservation Research Center’s project, Understanding local implications of global climate change, was among the group. Our project will enhance understanding of the local implications of climate change in the Tetons area and will build on our existing pika (Ochotona princeps) research. …

Summer is Here

May and early June is such an exciting time with all of the dramatic phenological changes. Aspen leaves are expanding from buds, charismatic mega-fauna giving birth, aquatic insects emerging from rivers, migrant birds returning to the Valley, …

Idaho Fire Ecology Outreach

This past week, Jackson Campus AmeriCorps led groups of 5th graders from Victor and Driggs Elementary Schools in a fire ecology outreach program. We wanted them to understand the basic dynamics of forest fires and to have a good experience learning outside. …

Putting the Fun in Fundraising

Spring is in the air, the snow at the Kelly Campus is now down to just a foot and the birds are singing incessantly! It is also the time of year we find ourselves gearing up for our Annual Kelly Campus Auction. …