Teton Science Schools

Educating for a Vibrant World

Young Women and Science
Field Education
Sunday Oct 29, 2017 - Friday Nov 3, 2017
Kelly Campus of Teton Science Schools
1 Ditch Creek Road
Kelly, WY 83011

Teton Science Schools enthusiastically supports the development of women leaders in the field of science. Young Women and Science engages girls' interest in science and their development as leaders, believing that their impact on the ultimate character of the field of science is vital. This one week program builds skills, knowledge and community to inspire leadership in our future women scientists.

Who: 8th and 9th Grade Female Students


  • A week in residence at the Kelly Campus in Grand Teton National Park.
  • A rigorous program exploring natural science and field research. Each day is spent outdoors understanding science through direct experience in nature.
  • Content focus is the ecology of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem including explorations of disturbance and fire ecology, biotic communities and the area’s unique wildlife.
  • Field science research projects and formal presentations.
  • Development of leadership skills.
  • Building bonds with a diverse group of young women.
  • Networking and learning with inspiring women leaders.
  • Evenings consist of programs including a hands-on exploration of a world-renowned specimen collection and a panel discussion of professional women scientists and leaders.

When: October 30 - Novbember 4, 2016
Arrival: Sunday afternoon, October 30 between 12 and 4 PM
Departures: Friday afternoon, November 4 between 10 am and noon.

Students must obtain their own transportation to and from the Kelly Campus on the designated dates. For girls who are flying, we can provide shuttle service to and from the Jackson Hole Airport during our scheduled arrival & departure times, but you must notify us in advance. Additional shuttle fees apply for flights outside of our travel windows.

Cost: $220 for room and board costs. The remaining program costs are generously supported by TSS donors. Fee is due upon acceptance.

Nomination Process: 
Girls must be nominated in one of three ways:

  • Through nominating teachers: teachers and principals may nominate students in their schools.
  • Through nominating women leaders: women leaders in organizations may nominate young women on their communities.
  • Through partnering institutions: a number of schools, districts and organizations have partnered with TSS to support the mission of engaging young women in leadership in science. These partner schools and organizations have 3-5 student spaces reserved. If your organization is interested in becoming a Young Women and Science partner institution, contact Matthew McGee at KCFieldEducation@tetonscience.org to find out more.

Application Process


  • Registration opens: May 1, 2017 for applications and nominations to be submitted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until program is full.
  • Notification of acceptance: within two weeks of receipt of both application & nomination. Accepted girls will receive a packet with all necessary details to plan the trip and required forms to complete and return.
  • Confirmation & Payment: within two weeks of acceptance. Confirmation form and payment must be received within 2 weeks of acceptance. Payment of $220 secures a spot the program. If payment is not received within 2 weeks, the spot will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Registration closes: October 9, 2017. If you miss the application closing date, please call for availability.

Qualifications: The nominee must be an 8th or 9th grader and have a strong interest in science and the outdoors. Each student nominated will be considered by TSS faculty for:

  • Demonstrated acheivement in science
  • Cooperative personality and interest in the outdoors, conservation or sustainability
  • Physically able and excited to spend 5-8 hours outside each day hiking and learning 
  • Be able to get permission from school and parents to attend

If you have any questions, please call (307) 734-3707 to reach Registration or email registrar@tetonscience.org.

Students: Submit Online Application Here

Teachers: Submit Online Nominations Here

Download Application

Download Information Sheet and Packing List

Download Forms to Return

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