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For Baby Animal Friday, uh #PhenologyFriday , today we have a waterlogged grizzly cub! This first-year cub is the offspring of the Grand Teton bear dubbed “Blondie”. Grizzly cubs typically stay with their mother for their first two years before striking out on their own. . . PC: Trevor LaClair
Imagine that this is the view from your family’s ranch. Your family has owned and enjoyed this land for more than 70 years. Do you: Toast to the next 70 years as you settle back in an Adirondack chair and enjoy the view? Remove the buildings and roads from the ranch, restore the land to a natural state, and donate the property to the American people? . . Laurance Rockefeller chose b) and 10 years ago today, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center was dedicated. There are many lovely spots in Grand Teton National Park, but the history of this spot, to me, makes it the most beautiful. . . “Laurance hoped people would restore their spirits in the wilderness setting.” -John Turner, speaking at the dedication of the LSR Preserve in 2008.
Millie the art science microscope loaded and heading to The Teton Science Camp for some fun art!!! #microbeart #microbes #nsffunded #tetonscience #science #sciencelovesart #sciart #inspiredbynature @renewilliamsart @wyomingepscor @nsfgov @4thstreetstudios
A few highlights from Journeys School graduation two weeks ago. Video of the entire ceremony is available on our Vimeo account (link in profile). . . PC: @orijinmedia
Columbia students paddling on String Lake. While this photo was captured during last week’s cohort, it pretty well sums up the weather of the last two days. The visible peaks in the distance are Teewinot, Storm Point (appropriately), Symmetry Spire, and Mt. St. John, from left to right. . . PC: Kate Romanaggi and Grace Heller
The Bison field group from Columbia, MO, out for a hike last week in Grand Teton National Park. And rocking TIGHT sunglass game. . There’s still one more cohort of students from Columbia visiting the Jackson Campus, and they arrived yesterday. . PC: Anna Hoch
A bison calf stretches its legs. Spotted on a @wildlifeexpeditions Yellowstone tour. #PhenologyFriday . . PC: Sarah Ernst
A summer storm front blows past the Tetons. We’ve had some windy weather here over the weekend, but the past week has been bringing us summer bluebird days, one after the other. . . PC: Leslie Cook
A Columbia student shows off a shed moose paddle her group discovered while hiking. After examining the antler and posing for photos, the students returned it to the spot where they found it. The third cohort of students from Columbia Public Schools are halfway through their weeklong visit to the Tetons. . . PC: Kelsey Eibler and Becca Williams
Today is the last day of school for @journeysschool students! Teton Valley Community School students already finished their classes last week. . . PC: @orijinmedia
Wildlife popping off on Yellowstone training trip #EarnYourLearns #TetonScience #Yolostone
Two pollinating bees pay a visit a not-quite-blooming Green Gentian. Also known as Monument Plant, Green Gentian typically flowers in July and August. #PhenologyFriday . . PC: Clare Gunshenan (@claresguns )
Canoeing season is back! Columbia students bask in the sunshine on String Lake earlier this week. . . PC: Lilly Anderson
Today is Graduation Day for the @journeysschool class of 2018 (pictured).
#savetheworms ! Gardening in the rain at TVCS. . . PC: @orijinmedia
Our second cohort of Columbia Public Scools students spent their first day in the field today and the weather was EXCELLENT. . . PC: Hunter Jones
Oh yes, it’s that time of year again...time for baby animals! This week for #PhenologyFriday , we’re highlighting one of the three black bear cubs that have been stealing hearts and stopping traffic in Yellowstone for the past two weeks. . Remember to be a responsible observer of wildlife in the national parks. Keep your body and your parked vehicle completely off the road, stay 100 yards away from wolves and bears, and don’t attempt to affect the animals’ behavior. . . PC: Sarah Ernst
A few photos from principal shooting for TVCS 4th and 5th graders’ Star Wars-inspired fan film. Students scripted, storyboarded, designed costumes, and coordinated shoots both on location and in the studio. . . PC: Anna Dwinnell . #tetonscience #tetonvalleycommunityschool #TVCS #TetonValleyWY #VictorID #Wydaho #TetonValley #projectbasedlearning #starwars #independentfilm #studentproject #filmstudents
It’s On! Our first of four cohorts of students from Columbia, Missouri are out in the field. geology, fire ecology, canoeing, and field research are all on the menu for the crew this week. . . PC: Scott Whisler
Over the course of the school year, we’ve been building up a collection of one of our favorite TVCS photo genres: The Student Holding a Chicken. PC: Jane Strader, Raneta Kinney #tetonscience #tetonvalleycommunityschool #tvcs #TetonValley #Wydaho #VictorID #independentschool #TetonValleyID #chickens #farmschool #ruralschools
Prepare yourself; the arrowleaf balsamroot photos are coming... . . . A key adaptation of arrowleaf balsamroot is its taproot, which can be as thick as your hand. The root can be up to 8 feet long, is covered with bark, and also contains resin. Hence, then name ‘balsamroot’. This robust taproot makes the plant resistant to fire, grazing, trampling, and drought. . . . PC: Bo Welden
Uinta Meadows students tackle the Doug Walker Challenge Course over the weekend. . . PC: Caroline Gaker
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Warm weather means students are spending more time working in the Victor-y garden (see what I did there?) at TVCS. PC: Anna Dwinnell #tetonscience #tetonvalleycommunityschool #VictorID #independentschool #ruralschools #wydaho #tetonvalley #Idaho #garden
Journeys Elementary students took a Journey to the Center for the Arts (@thecenterjh ) last week and got to meet Otto the goldfish in his fishbowl. #tetonscience #JourneysSchool #JacksonHole #JacksonWY #IndependentSchool #arteducation #fishbowl #publicart #Kissthefish
If the weather could just stay like this for a while, that would be A OK by us.  A field education student takes a stroll between water testing sites at Schwabacher’s Landing. #tetonscience #fieldeducation #JacksonHole #Wyoming #JacksonWY #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #waterquality #schwabacherslanding
Teton Valley Community School preK students get in close to make observations of plant specimens. PC: Jane Strader #tetonscience #tetonvalleycommunityschool #tvcs #victorID #Independentschool #tetonvalley #Wydaho #prekindergarten #scienceoutside #magnify #magnification
Clark Elementary students journal at the Kelly Campus last week. The snow line is inching higher and higher up the Tetons as the sun grinds away at the snowpack. PC: Sam Neirman #tetonscience #fieldeducation #JacksonHole #Wyoming #KellyWY #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #fieldjournaling #clarkelementary
Journeys School preK students have been monitoring a fox den on the Jackson Campus this spring. On Friday, PreK brought out spotting scopes to make observations of the den. With some help from @grandtetonnps biologists, PreK faculty recently placed new game cameras to monitor the den. If we get any good pictures of 🦊 kits, we'll share them here. PC: Paige Fisher
There is no greater warrior than a Momma protecting her child. To all the Warrior Queen Mommas, we salute you! #happymothersday #Repost @tetonscience with @get_repost ・・・ This video may be blurry, but it’s still worth watching, as this isn’t something you get to see every day. A Yellowstone bison defends her calf from two wolves, hunting as a team. Wildlife Expeditions Faculty Kevin Taylor (@wildlifeexpeditions ) was there with his clients to film this predator/prey drama play out in real time. #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #Yellowstone #wolf #canuslupus #bison #bisonbison #predatorprey
This video may be blurry, but it’s still worth watching, as this isn’t something you get to see every day. A Yellowstone bison defends her calf from two wolves, hunting as a team. Wildlife Expeditions Faculty Kevin Taylor (@wildlifeexpeditions ) was there with his clients to film this predator/prey drama play out in real time. #PhenologyFriday #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #Yellowstone #wolf #canuslupus #bison #bisonbison #predatorprey
The Wolves of Wasatch Peak Academy arrive at a still-frozen Taggart Lake yesterday. PC: Elana Selinger #tetonscience #fieldeducation #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #scienceoutside #outdooreducation #environmentaleducation #wasatchpeakacademy
As a part of studying “water in the West,” Teton Valley Community School students recently spent one week exploring the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, the Flaming Gorge Dam, the Green River and Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.
Pronghorn are returning to Jackson Hole after spending the winter in balmy Pinedale. And rocking the "soft eyes" look, apparently. PC: Sarah Ernst (@sernst83 ) #tetonscience #WildlifeExpeditions #jacksonhole #wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnantionalpark #pronghorn #antilocapraamericana #wildlifemigration #softeyes #jhngwildlifewednesday
Over the past three months, the TVCS Middle School Yetis have been working on their Physics Project. From Newton’s three laws of motion to historical connections to the Cold War and Space Race, the students wrapped up this in-depth project last week with a final rocket launch. Students used the design cycle to build, test, and rebuild their rockets over a two-week time period. Students calculated acceleration from rest as well as net force acting on their rockets They then used this data to fine-tune their designs. The final launch and poster presentation occurred last Wednesday. PC: Elle Emery #tetonscience #TetonValleyCommunitySchool #TVCS #VictorID #Wydaho #IndependentSchool #ProjectBasedLearning #DesignThinking #TetonValley
A winter Snake River sunrise, captured earlier this year by Wildlife Expeditions Guide Jeff Mulligan (@jmulligan137 ). #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #gtnp #grandtetonnantionalpark #Wyoming #SnakeRiver #foggytrees
The TVCS PreK open house is happening tomorrow, April 21st, from 9-11 AM. Stop by our Victor campus and say "hi". PC: @orijinmedia #tetonscience #tetonvalleycommunityschool #tvcs #VictorID #TetonValley #TetonValleyID #prekindergarten #openhouse
Beitel students sort macroinvertebrates according to pollution tollerance as a part of their field research project. PC: Jonathan Constabel #tetonscience #fieldeducation #JacksonHole #Wyoming #WaterQuality #macroinvertebrates #streamstudy
Late to team meeting because a moose ate my homework 📚sShedding or mange?
Yellowstone bison hog the road near Madison junction. @yellowstonenps road crews have started working to clear park roads for the summer season and @wildlifeexpeditions trips to the south end of the parking will resume when the roads reopen. PC: Jeff Mulligan (@jmulligan137 ) #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #Yellowstone #Bison #bisonbison #snowcoach #winteryellowstone
Open House at TVCS PreK! Our Victor independent school will hosting an open house for pre-kindergarten programs on April 21st from 9-11 AM.  Stop by and see how TVCS students build community in the classroom, the garden, and the farmyard. PC: August Christensen #tetonscience #TetonValleyCommunitySchool #Idaho #Wydaho #TetonValleyID #VictorID #farmtotable #prekindergarten #ruralschools #fullcircleeducation
Students from Slade Elementary school record their observations of a skeleton last week in the field. Making observations is the first step in the science circle, which then leads to asking questions: What kind of animal is this? How did it die? And when? PC: Jonathan Constabel and Mike Fatsis #tetonscience #FieldEducation #JacksonHole #Wyoming #GTNP #grandtetonnationalpark #scienceoutside #naturejournaling #artistnaturalist #SladeElementary
Road Scholars explore the winter wonderland of the Tetons, back during the Great Outdoor Get-Together in January. We’re currently enjoying typical springtime weather in the Tetons. Sunday, we had 5” of new snow and the mountains looked like this. Today? It's supposed to break 50°. PC: Mahtisa Djahangiri #tetonscience #fieldeducation #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #snowshoeing #winterwonderland #ageadventurously #roadscholar #rsadventures #springtimeintherockies
And we’re back! Journeys (@journeysschool ) and Teton Valley Community School students return to class today after spring break. PC: @orijinmedia #tetonscience #JourneysSchool #TetonValleyCommunitySchool #JacksonWY #JacksonHole #Wyoming #IndependentSchool #Swings #jump #swingset #recess #springbreak
A Yellowstone coyote looks off attentively. Combine the coyote with the ravens visible in the background, and odds are good that there’s an animal carcass in the neighborhood. #phenologyFriday PC: Dylan Klinesteker #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #yellowstone #wildlifephotography #coyote
The Teacher Learning Center kicks off a whirlwind of professional development workshops in Missouri today. Faculty are leading trainings in place-based education in St. Louis (@forsyth_school & @principiaschool ), Willow Springs (Ozark Teacher Corps), and the Columbia School District. Pictured: a TLC workshop for teachers, held at the Kelly Campus back in October. PC: @orijinmedia #tetonscience #teacherlearningcenter #professionaldevelopment #inservice #placebasededucation #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #Missouri #teachersteachingteachers
Students from @parkwayschools snowshoe towards the Tetons last week with TSS. PC: Everly Jazi and Sam Fishman #tetonscience #fieldeducation #parkwayschools #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #grandteton #hiking #snowshoeing #scienceoutside
Parkway students (@parkwayschools ) journal at the National Museum of Wildlife Art (@wildlifeartjh ) last week. PC: Wyatt Klipa, Everett Secor, David McCoy, and Riley Wall #tetonscience #fieldeducation #parkwayschools #JacksonHole #Wyoming #NationalMuseumofWildlifeArt #ArtEducation #ArtAppreciation #ArtistNaturalist
Though elusive and hard to spot, the Wyoming Six-Horn Sheep is a must-see for any serious wildlife watcher’s life list. Its unique structural adaptation of having three heads allows for more efficient foraging and allows males to simultaneously spar with multiple challengers. The downside? Sometimes the three heads will spar with one other when they don’t agree on where to graze. PC: Jeff Mulligan (@jmulligan137 ) #aprilfools #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #millerbutte #bighornsheep #sixhornsheep #adaptations #threeheads #threeheadproblems #OvisCanadensis
Just about ready for the weekend #Repost @tetonscience ・・・ Bad Antler Day. Elk are starting to trickle off of the National Elk Refuge, migrating towards their summer range. #PhenologyFriday PC: Jeff Mulligan (@jmulligan137 ) #tetonscience #WildlifeExpeditions #nationalelkrefuge #JacksonHole #Wyoming #elk #signsofspring #JacksonWY #greateryellowstone #greateryellowstoneecosystem #ourwildyellowstone #friday #friyay #jackson
Bad Antler Day. Elk are starting to trickle off of the National Elk Refuge, migrating towards their summer range. #PhenologyFriday PC: Jeff Mulligan (@jmulligan137 ) #tetonscience #WildlifeExpeditions #nationalelkrefuge #JacksonHole #Wyoming #elk #signsofspring #JacksonWY
Pictured: Mo and Powder, the only two students at Teton Valley Community School this week. All TVCS and Journeys human students are on spring break! #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #Wydaho #TetonValley #VictorID #IndependentSchool #Journeysschool #TetonValleyCommunitySchool #alpaca
The Fishing Cone protrudes through the ice of Yellowstone Lake, near the West thumb geyser basin. Photographed on @wildlifeexpeditions snow coach trip to Old Faithful. PC: Trevor LaClair (@trevor_laclair )
Looks like @grxce116 had another awesome day with Teton Science School. #tetonscience #grandtetonnationalpark #wildschooling #naturestudy #optoutside
This week, Parkway students (@parkwayschools ) drove all the way from Missouri to spend their spring break exploring the Tetons with us. PC: David McCoy and Riley Wall #tetonscience #fieldeducation #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #tetonrange #happyhikers #snowshoeing
I'm so unbelievably excited for @grxce116 right now. She gets to spend spring break at Teton Science School! #naturestudy #wildschooling #grandtetonnationalpark #tetonscience #springbreak2018 #choosemountains #optoutside
Springtime in the Tetons means stream-time in the Tetons. Arvada-Clearmont students pour over their water samples (see what I did there?) to identify macroinvertebrates. PC: Sam Neirman and Emily Rodrigue #tetonscience #FieldEducation #JacksonHole #Wyoming #WyomingStreamTeam #WaterQuality #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #streamstudy #macroinvertebrates #scienceoutside
Even with snow starting to turn to rain and mountain bluebirds returning to the Jackson Hole valley, the Miller Butte bighorn sheep herd will likely stay in place for a while still before migrating to their summer range. #PhenologyFriday PC: @orijinmedia #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #bighornsheep #bighorn #millerbutte #Oviscanadensis
TVCS kindergartners pitched in to raise money and send donations to schools affected by California wildfires. #tetonscience #TetonValleyCommunitySchool #TVCS #VictorID #Wydaho #TetonValley #IndependentSchool #service #giveback #firerelief #loot
That’s a wrap! Our 2017-2018 season of @wildilfeexpeditions snow coach tours wrapped up last week. Thanks to all the participants who joined us to experience this special place during our favorite time of year. Also, thanks to all of the guides, reservationists, and mechanics who put in some long hours to make these trips happen. Wildlife Expeditions Yellowstone trips will resume in May when the roads have reopened. In the meantime, we’re still offering wildlife trips in Grand Teton National Park. Spring wolf and bear trips will start at the end of April. PC: @orijinmedia #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #Yellowstone #winterYellowstone #SnowCoach #WestThumbGeyserBasin #geothermalfeatures #westthumb
Evanston Middle School students learn  lay of the land (and its geological history). PC: Amanda Haraksin and Blair Crumpler #tetonscience #FieldEducation #JacksonHole #GTNP #GrandTetonNationalPark #GeologyRocks #maps
Evanston Middle School students out enjoying the sunshine on skis over the weekend. PC: Amanda Haraksin and Blair Crumpler #tetonscience #FieldEducation #JacksonHole #Wyoming #xcski #EvanstonMS #xcskiing #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #tetonrange
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