The Jackson Campus welcomed thirteen teenage boys from Miami for Higher Grounds – an exposure therapy program that is run collaboratively by Dr. Gary Lancelotta and Jackson Campus Field Education instructors. The program makes use of the Doug Walker Challenge Course, backcountry camping, canoeing and hiking for the therapeutic benefit of participants and has seen remarkable impacts over the course of its 5-year history at Teton Science Schools. Open enrollment day programs continue at the Jackson Campus this week with seven separate programs for varying age groups, including the new Teton Teen Leadership series utilizing the Doug Walker Challenge Course. Field Education also has a team of four Jackson Campus staff in Park City, UT working on outreach programs with local youth.
The Kelly Campus is concluding three of their three-week open-enrollment programs; Jackson Hole Science Expeditions is finishing their experience with a backpacking trip along the Teton Crest Trail; Expressions in Nature & Art took their artistic talents to Yellowstone for their final adventure as a team, and Sustainability & Leadership in the Tetons will spend their last week at TSS creating and sharing their Community Action Plans to implement their new-found skills in their own home places. The Kelly Campus also recently welcomed 25 Girl Scouts from all around the country. They will spend this week developing naturalist and leadership skills in both Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks.