Teton Science Schools’ Kelly Campus is nestled at the base of the Gros Ventre Range on the eastern edge of Grand Teton National Park. The campus is home to TSS graduate students, park wildlife, visiting school and youth groups as well as housing for faculty and staff.
The Graduate Program offers a unique opportunity to be physically and academically immersed in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Housing on the Kelly Campus is in historic log cabins, each with a personality of its own. The graduate student commons offer a space for the cohort to socialize, play music, watch movies and generally relax and enjoy the place and community.
Our professional food service team provides healthy, nutritious meals for graduate students and program participants in our Dining Lodge. Our food service plan includes three meals a day, seven days a week. Meals vary regularly, and vegan, vegetarian and other dietary restrictions are commonly accommodated.
The Kelly Campus is home to numerous resources for students to access while in the Graduate Program. These include a library, a lab and a dedicated graduate office space. The campus also houses the Murie Museum, which contains a third of the biological specimen collection from Adolph and Olaus Murie. A gear/tech storage area houses optics, gear for winter activities, hiking and other teaching materials for programmatic use.
Settled into the ecological landscape of Grand Teton National Park, the Kelly Campus hosts a variety of native wildlife throughout the year. Moose, bison, bears, wolves, foxes, deer, elk, hawks and other species are commonly seen on or near the Kelly Campus.
Surrounding Public Lands
In addition to the immediate environment of Grand Teton National Park, students have access to Yellowstone National Park, which is about an hour drive north of campus. The Gros Ventre Wilderness lies a few miles east of campus and you are only a few miles from the National Elk Refuge, which is home to over 5,000 elk during the winter season.
Jackson Hole is a world-renowned destination for hiking, skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing and fishing. Right out our back door, there are numerous hiking trails connected directly to campus. In the winter, cross-country and snowshoe tracks form an additional recreation network. The town of Jackson has a vibrant culture of live music, community events and nightlife.