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.
The sun emerged from behind the Tetons, shedding light and warmth on the Laurence S. Rockefeller preserve. The Mountain Lions, a jolly group of adult learners, replaced school-bus wheels with eager feet, and headed into the woods.
In late May the first motorhomes start their long migration from warmer climates to the scenic roads of Jackson, Wyoming. The arrival of motorhomes of larger sizes and more elaborate plumage is one of the first signs that summer has arrived in Jackson Hole.