Editor’s Note: This year, Nicole Gautier will write a regular blog about her experiences as a graduate student in Teton Science School’s Graduate Program. In her first installment, Nicole shares how she has grown in the first few weeks of the program.
For the first time ever, biologists have confirmed the presence of an adult wolverine in the Gros Ventre Mountain Range, which lies at the eastern edge of Jackson Hole, directly across the valley from the Tetons. A nighttime photograph from May of 2015 verified the presence of the mustelid—which is notorious for being hard to trace or track— in the Tosi Creek area of the Gros Ventre.
Editor’s Note: In honor of the merger between Teton Science Schools and the Murie Center, Teton Science Schools’ head chef Karen Norby shares a favorite TSS recipe: Mardy Murie’s Crybaby Cookies. To add context to the recipe, board member emeritus Jean Jorgensen—first invited to serve on the board in 1977 by Mardy herself, who was then board chair—paints the picture of Mardy’s long, inspirational relationship with TSS.
This August, Teton Science Schools bid farewell to 22 AmeriCorps members who spent their summers here, immersed in Field Education. Right on their heels, we welcomed 12 new members into the TSS family. This seasonal changing of the guard always brings a burst of new energy to the Field Education team.
For me, integrity has always been a concept that is easier to describe than to define. As I have thought about how to teach integrity, the idea of sharing images and stories of integrity in action has seemed to be the most profound way to talk about the concept.