The importance of place-based education is obvious to me. My years in middle school were spent looking for tracks in the woods of Ripton, Vermont and climbing in the Green Mountains. I had the privilege of having a quintessential place-based-education.
It’s not often that we as educators, faculty, and staff find our perspectives challenged by participants. As a place-based educational organization, we exist in a privileged and rosy-colored bubble; from this place of privilege, we take a look at the world around us and explore how we can best share the science, wonder, beauty, and magic of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with our participants.