The phrase “connection to place” is in every lesson plan and weekly schedule that Teton Science Schools field instructors have ever read or written. We are tasked with instilling that concept in our students through observation and scientific investigations, through leadership initiatives and journal reflections.
Tucked in a remote part of Idaho, between the Lost River Range and the Snake River Valley, there’s a slice of public land few people have heard of: Craters of the Moon National Monument. The monument was formed by the same hotspot responsible for the geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park.
Birthdays are always fun to celebrate, and some milestones hold more weight than others. This year, the National Park Service celebrates its centennial. While the agency has undergone its share of change over the past century, its fundamental mission remains the same.
As I look back over our time in Bhutan, I am struck by the many stories, feelings, and conversations that make up my experience there. I remember walking near a river with a young teacher named Bhagat, talking about his small rural village school, the Bhutanese culture, and how to show respect according to social status.
Do you believe love marriages or arranged marriages last longer? While this does not sound like your typical Teton Science Schools question, it was one of the innovative lessons designed by Samtse College of Education lecturers during a professional training course in Bhutan this week.