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.
Editor’s Note: This fall, we say goodbye to two Lead Instructors who are leaving TSS for new adventures. We’re excited to share their reflections on their time with Field Education and are beyond grateful for the impact they’ve made, both in this community and in the lives of their many, many students. Best of luck with your next steps, Kelsie and Kyle, and thank you for sharing these parting thoughts.
Ever since the Muries purchased the old STS Dude Ranch in 1945, this homestead-era dwelling has found a special place in history. The property is known for its quietness, serenity and open appeal to all who venture here.
Living in a place like Jackson with an injury can be extremely frustrating, and, at times, isolating. While my friends were out conquering their summer goals list, backpacking in the Gros Ventre, climbing at Blacktail Butte, or doing alpine climbs in Grand Teton National Park, I was watching Meru on the couch.
Autumn in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is filled with exciting phenological changes, from elk bugling, to bears in hyperphagia, to the changing leaves. The auditory and aesthetic beauty of these phenomena are certainly worth experiencing, but why do they occur at all?