We try to communicate schedules as far in advance as possible, but things often change and often at the last minute. Although your schedule each day will vary based on the educational programs you are working with, needed support tasks and other projects, it follows a general pattern. During the winter and spring months, you will work mostly with visiting school groups; these groups usually stay for 4-6 days at a time. Your schedules will likely alternate between weeks spent teaching in the field with student groups and weeks spent primarily on support duties. During your field teaching weeks, after a meeting at breakfast, you will meet your field group of 10-13 students at 9 am for a full day of exploration in the area. You will use a vehicle to transport students to trailheads in Grand Teton National Park, the National Elk Refuge, area visitor’s centers and museums, National Forest sites, and other locations. Support tasks include roles such as hosting meals in the dining lodge, leading evening programs, and dedicating time to your community service projects.
Typical Field Week
7:30 AM: Breakfast & Pack lunch
8:00 AM: Teaching team meeting
9:00 AM – 4:15 PM: Field time with group
Evening: Prep for upcoming field days. Potential of leading an evening program once or twice a week.
Typical Support Week
Morning: Meal managing or hosting, Assist with gear logistics
Afternoon: Community service hours, Curriculum development, Preparation for upcoming programs, Campus projects, Personal portfolio work
Evening: Meal managing or hosting, Lead evening programs