The New Meadows School and Meadows Valley School District are part of the Place Network this year and are engaged in a multi-year professional development sequence to connect their school more closely to their community.
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.
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.