Teton Science Schools

Educating for a Vibrant World

  • Monday February 22, 2016
  • Winter on the Moon

    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.
  • Monday February 8, 2016
  • The Big 100

    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.
  • Friday February 5, 2016
  • Expanding the TSS Family

    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.
  • Monday February 1, 2016
  • Making Education Relevant in Samtse, Bhutan

    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.
  • Friday January 29, 2016
  • “When You Take the Time to Look:” J-Term Winter Ecology

    As Frank Craighead writes in his book A Naturalist’s Guide to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, “The shortest day of the year (December 21) has come and gone with the severest winter weather still ahead, but the shortest, dark days are behind.” As students from the University of Wyoming arrived on the Kelly Campus of Teton Science Schools for an intensive, three credit winter ecology course, they were met by knee-deep snow banks, a cow moose and her young, and the chill of the January air.
  • Monday January 25, 2016
  • Mountains to Main Street: A Centennial Initiative of Grand Teton National Park for the Urban Agenda

    On a chilly night at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools, a room of motivated young leaders from around the country sat captivated by a brick. The brick lay in the hands of Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela, who walked from participant to participant, imploring them to make a physical connection with the weathered stone.


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