Editor’s Note: Teton Science Schools Field Education experiences cultivate the skills of young scientists, artists, and naturalists. This week on the TSS blog, we celebrate the creativity of our students in a series of five posts featuring student work in just as many media: writing, drawing, painting, weaving, and mixed media. We hope you enjoy this nature-inspired work.
On September 22, 2015, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel announced that the greater sage-grouse does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act. Once numbering in the millions, development, ranching, and oil and gas extraction have reduced greater sage-grouse numbers to a few hundred thousand.
Granola is by far the most popular item that we make in the Teton Science Schools kitchen. Everyone loves this recipe! During a typical week here in the kitchen, we make 20 pounds of granola, and mark my word, it’s gone by the end of the week. In fact, it’s so popular that we have decided that a more fitting name is GRANDOLA, our tribute to the Grand Teton.
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.