Visiting Schools and Groups

Classrooms Can Be Outdoors

Bring your students into one of nature’s most incredible classrooms—the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Teton Science Schools provides year-round programming for student groups from across the country. We design programs with education and fun in mind. Collaborate with our experienced staff to develop a three- to seven-day program that meets your needs, interests and objectives.

“This is the ideal setting for the type of knowledge that cannot be forgotten. Myself and my students will leave here with that fire in our hearts that compels us to be better leaders, stewards, and field scientists.”

Tammy Walker, Uinta Meadows Chaperone



For over 50 years, Teton Science Schools has provided meaningful educational experiences for students of all ages. At the core of our programming is high-quality, place-based instruction. We teach to state and national science standards, including Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and our skilled instructors are trained in the CASEL framework for social and emotional learning. We believe great programs are student-centered, standards-based, safety-conscious and fun!

Learn Alongside

Your Students

Get the most out of your time at Teton Science Schools. Enroll in a professional teacher development program focused on place-based education during your school’s visit. The Introduction to Place-Based Education program includes an evening program, a day of observations (while fulfilling chaperone responsibilities) and a closing reflection session.

Build Your Perfect Program

Customize your program to maximize connections to classroom learning. Choose from suggested activities or propose something new!

  • Explore Grand Teton National Park on foot, snowshoes, or cross-country skis
  • Unlock the mysteries of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem through focused observation and inquiry
  • Develop the skills and habits of scientists through student-directed field research projects
  • Practice teamwork, communication, and self-awareness on the Doug Walker Challenge Course
  • Discover the wonders of mountains, glaciers, and streams with the guidance of skilled educators

A Typical


6:30 AM

7:20 AM

7:30 – 8:00 AM

8:00 – 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

~12:00 PM

4:00 PM

4:15 – 5:30 PM

5:20 PM

5:30 – 6:15 PM

6:15 – 7:00 PM

~7:00 PM

~9:00 PM

~9:45 PM



Meal Stewards report to Dining Lodge

Breakfast, Pack lunch, Clean up

Gift Shop, Prep for Field Day, Tidy up

Meet in field groups

Lunch in the field

Return from field, lunch clean-up

Community time: relax, reflection, etc.

Meal Stewards report to Dining Lodge

Dinner, Clean up

Community time

Evening program

Return to Residence Lodges

Lights out

Our Campuses

Our programs are staged at our Jackson Campus, Kelly campus, or the Murie Ranch. Students live in dormitory-style buildings on the Jackson Campus or in rustic cabins on the Kelly Campus and on the Murie Ranch. Residential programs typically start at fourth grade, but we occasionally accommodate younger groups.

Experience our Outdoor Classrooms