Place Network Dispatch: Yurts Foster Local to Global Connections

Morristown, Vermont is home to one of the schools in the Place Network: Mountain River School. The school recently moved to a new campus complete with yurts! The experience spurred a project for students to discover the history of yurts and their connection to their local environment. …

Student Guest Blog “I am a Rural Student”

The Unique Rural Student Experiences of Mountain Academy Students
Jackson, Wyoming is home to one of the two campuses of Mountain Academy. Two of our students reported on local celebrity grizzly bear 399 and her cubs as they navigated Teton Valley and our very own campus this last school year.  …

Place Network Dispatch: Forest Rehabilitation Student Project

Forest Rehabilitation and Education Lead
by Fairview Elementary 5th Graders
Columbia, Missouri is home to one of the schools in the Place Network: Fairview Elementary. The fifth graders have been working to improve the environment around their school for years, …

Amy Azano Q & A: Place is Powerful

In preparation for our Place-Based Symposium next week, April 22nd, Teton Science Schools had the opportunity to learn more about our keynote speaker, Amy Azano. She gives us some background on her research and what place means to her. …

The Studio is a Laboratory for Thinking: Flowers In Bloom

Spring in the Tetons begins with mud! Come join us for our fifth annual In Mud Workshop, April 23rd, 2022. We are looking forward to exploring the dirt together back in person! Recommended for Early Childhood Educators: preschool through lower elementary school. …

How Place-Based Education can be Adopted by Your Community

The Teton Science Schools Place Network is a collaborative network of rural K-12 schools that connect learning and communities to increase student engagement, academic outcomes and community impact.  Schools that join the network will have access to sample curriculum, …

What Wonderful Stories Can Sunflowers Tell Us?

arrowleaf balsamroot blooming in Grand Teton National Park

Mary Oliver the poet implored us to listen to the stories that the sunflowers can tell us. “Don’t be afraid to ask them questions”, she writes, we can learn many things from those answers. What can students become when they listen to the sunflower’s stories? …

Get Inspired to Give Back in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Martin Luther King Jr. once posed this question to an audience in Montgomery, Alabama in 1957. As a minister, activist, and the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement, …