Wonder and Admiration in Winter

He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter . . .

~ John Burroughs, “The Snow-Walkers,” 1866

When you say that you work in field education in Jackson, Wyoming, the first question that most people ask is “Even in the winter?” Frigid toes, frozen noses, snow-filled boots . . . these things will certainly be part of everyday life in the field with Teton Science Schools these next few months, but so will beautiful snow crystals, perfect moose tracks, the thrill of a first ski, the swoosh swoosh of making a snow angel, lessons on animal and plant adaptations, and so many more marvels of the winter world.

What do you love most about being outside in the winter?

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