Teton Science Schools

Educating for a Vibrant World

  • 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.
  • Friday January 22, 2016
  • Intentional Culture in Punakha, Bhutan

    One of the tenets of Teton Science Schools’ educational framework is “intentional culture.” Even as we continue to define what that means to us organizationally, here at our professional development workshop in Bhutan we have had great success translating “intentional culture” from theory into practice.
  • Monday January 18, 2016
  • Inquiry and Design Learning in Punakha, Bhutan

    At the core of the Teton Science Schools’ framework are the interlinked inquiry and design cycles. In inquiring more about a place and asking questions, you find opportunities to answer those questions and to design solutions. This process takes practice, and that’s just what veteran place-based education teachers from across Bhutan have been doing for the past week in our workshop.
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  • Monday January 11, 2016
  • Wonder and Admiration in Winter

    When you say that you work in field education in Jackson, Wyoming, the first question that most people ask is “Even in the winter?” Frigid toes, frozen noses, snow-filled boots . . . these things will certainly be part of everyday life in the field with Teton Science Schools these next few months, but so will beautiful snow crystals, perfect moose tracks, the thrill of a first ski, the swoosh swoosh of making a snow angel, lessons on animal and plant adaptations, and so many more marvels of the winter world.
  • Friday January 8, 2016
  • Legacy

    As January and the new year roll around, the Field Education team at Teton Science Schools is celebrating the transition of three influential faculty members that have touched the lives of countless students, educators, and community members during their combined 17 years at Teton Science Schools. They leave behind a legacy that will continue to inspire generations of educators and students for years to come.


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