Last week Doug Wachob and Kevin Krasnow attended a week-long National Science Foundation training at the Social Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Maryland. There they participated in a workshop on teaching about socio-environmental systems and developed a case study module focused on wildfire ecology and management in Jackson Hole and other wildland-urban interface communities. The content of the case study is being developed for future teaching and Teton Research Institute (TRI) research.
Additionally, last week ten Wyoming educators attended the annual four-day TRI-hosted Wyoming Stream Team Workshop, led by Kelli Petrick at the Kelly Campus. The workshop focused on watershed education and stewardship, and trained participants on chemical, biological and physical water quality monitoring techniques. Educators will apply their training back in their home towns to incorporate monitoring of local streams around Wyoming into their class activities.