Located on the eastern edge of Grand Teton National Park, the Kelly Campus of Teton Science Schools is the original home of Teton Science Schools programming beginning in 1974. The campus is home to graduate students, visiting school and youth groups, faculty and staff as well as 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.
A Truly Unique Living Experience
Housing with a View
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.
Meals that Nourish
Our professional food service team provides healthy, nutritious meals for graduate students and program participants in our Dining Lodge. Meals vary regularly, and vegan, vegetarian and other dietary restrictions are commonly accommodated.
Dedicated Learning Spaces
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.
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Beyond Campus Life
Beyond the immediate environment of the Kelly Campus, graduate students have incredible access to surrounding public lands and recreation opportunities.
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.