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It is with great sadness we share that Ted Major passed away on January 10. Ted and his wife, Joan, founded Teton Science Schools in 1967 and left a legacy of people connecting to and learning about nature and themselves. Ted's initial idea for Teton Science Schools has grown to impact thousands of people and we are honored to carry on the work Ted started 51 years ago. #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gntp #grandtetonnationalpark #TedMajor
Another inversion last night deposited a layer of hoarfrost [or is it rime ice? We're always struggling with the distinction] on the Jackson Hole valley. These beautiful ice sculptures form on cold, foggy nights when inversions force moisture down low to form icy deposits on solid surfaces. PC: Reid Bauer #tetonscience #Jacksonhole #Wyoming #hoarfrost #rimeice #inversion #JacksonWY #scienceoutside
TVCS kindergartners visited the fire house this week. They got to tour the firehouse, learn about fire engines, talk to real live firefighters, and even try on the emergency gear. #tetonscience #tetonvalleycommunityschool #VictorID #TetonValley #firesafety #fieldtrip #firehouse
Rendezvous Upper students circle up yesterday for a lesson and a snack break. Fresh snow is falling on the Tetons once again! PC: Emily Batdorf #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #scienceoutside #outdooreducation #snoweducation
Here are our most-liked photos on Instagram in 2017. Thanks for all of the comments, corrections, contributions, follows, and likes (all 34,000 of them) last year! PCs (starting in the top left-hand corner): Sarah Ernst, Reid Bauer, Dylan Klinesteker, Sidwell Friends School, Sarah Ernst, Reid Bauer, Unknown Program Instructor, Unknown Road Scholar Participant, Jeff Mulligan #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #2017bestnine #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #Yellowstone #rsadventures #scienceoutside
Our 50th anniversary year draws to a close today, and it’s been a great one! PC: Sylvia Doyle #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #50th #TSS50th
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Otters in Yellowstone! That is all. PC: Jeff Mulligan #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming  #Yellowstone #gtnp #otter #riverotter
Had a dream last night about my trip out West I took this past October. I was in #thegrandtetons and hiking in the snow, when I came upon a wolf and a moose. 🐾🐺🐃 The wolf stared at me, unflinching and regal. The moose nestled up to me and sniffed me like a dog would do. They then turned and I followed them along a hidden mountain path 🐾👢⛰❄️ to a desolate cave. Inside, there was a fire 🔥 and I saw my younger childhood self standing next to it, along with myself in my teens as they reached their hands over the flames. I felt a moment of convergence as feelings of past, future and present collided into one and a surge of renewal as if they were saying “let go” & “be strong”. Sometimes, I can linger in my past self and it clouds my vision of the present tense. I feel as if this dream was a rebirth of affirmations to not linger but to “just be” in the Here & Now. As we move into 2018, I feel that pull of rebirth/renewal and to let the difficult times of 2017 stay behind and released. This video is from my trip to the Grand Teton Mountains I took this past October. My knowledgeable guide from @tetonscience , Sarah, points out a male moose making his way across the animal refugee to seek out a female. As she describes, moose are superior in their scent ability & can smell better than a bloodhound. But have inferior eyesight. Moose are the largest class from the deer family. They run up to speeds of 35-40 mph and eat 40-50 lbs of food each day. This particular moose was on the scent trail of a female and walked right up to our tour bus. It was one of my favorite moments in the entire trip! 🐾🌅⛰ . . . . . . . . #dreamworld #luciddreaming #newbeginnings #affirmations #tetonvillage #grandtetonnationalpark #grandtetons #wyoming #tetonnationalpark #moose #mountaintimezone #wildlifetour #nature #mooses #tetonwilderness #grandtetonwildlife #tetonscience
A bighorn ram, photographed near Miller Butte on a Wildlife Expeditions trip last weekend. PC: Dylan Klinesteker #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #jacksonhole #Wyoming #gtnp #nationalelkrefuge #bighornsheep #wildlifephotography #PhenologyFriday
TVCS Middle Schoolers’ fall project has focused on Natural Disasters. As part of their objective learning, the Yetis participated in an hour-long Natural Disaster Scenario where they were asked to be Emergency Management Teams for Teton County (both WY and ID) and to manage the response to an eruption and subsequent earthquake. Each student was given a department to manage during the disaster, including Police, EMTs, Water/Sewage, Electricity, etc. Using their learning about both government and the science behind natural disasters, students were asked to decide how to manage a variety of problems within the disaster scenario. Highlights of the scenario included an electrical outage and a crazy reporter who came in to the situation room and was asking for a statement. In the end, the National Guard took over in managing the disaster. The students within each Emergency Management Team used their knowledge of natural disasters while practicing their skills as communicators, collaborators, and decision makers in a high-stress scenario. PC: Elle Emery #tetonscience #tetonvalleycommunityschool #TVCS #wydaho #TetonValley #VictorID #IndependentSchool #DisasterResponse #Projectbasedlearning
Wildlife Expeditions donated binoculars to Jackson Elementary last month. These 5th graders visited the Kelly Campus back in September and now they’re using these bions to observe the National Elk Refuge from their classroom window. PC: Patrick Leary #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonWY #JacksonHole #Wyoming #JacksonElementary #NationalElkRefuge #binoculars #optics
Teton Valley Community School Info Night is tomorrow night! Swing by our Victor campus tomorrow at 5:30 PM to learn more about our Teton Valley independent school, offering community-focused education for preK - 8th graders. PC: @orijinmedia #tetonscience #tetonvalleycommunityschool #TVCS #VictorID #Idaho #wydaho #tetonvalleyID #independentschool #openhouse
Snow is in the forecast for the weekend! This American Marten was photographed in Yellowstone last winter, on a #WildlifeExpeditions snowcoach trip to Old Faithful. Extremely territorial, both male and female martens (which are smaller than a housecat) will defend territories larger than a square mile from interlopers! PC: Jeff Mulligan #tetonscience #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #yellowstone #yolostone #pinemarten #AmericanMarten #Martesamericana #wildlife
“What I liked about Wyoming was mainly the hikes. It was really nice because it really brought you close to nature...We did do lots of fun experiments. For example, I remember the field research; your field research was looking at how high the trees were based on the soil and altitude and we found how the height correlates with the soil and altitude. It was really fun because we used protractors and we were digging in the snow. I really like researching out in the wild. It's really different from what you do in lab research because you’re actually out there in the wild, exploring.” -Marcus S., Village School Student #tetonscience #weareVillage #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #hiking #winterhiking #scienceOutside #fieldresearch
Village School students view the Tetons from Lobo Hill. The Jackson Hole valley looks a little less snowy this week after an unseasonably warm Thanksgiving. Thankfully, the warm spell is forecasted to end today, with more snow in the forecast later this week. #tetonscience #weareVillage #JacksonHole #Wyoming #KellyWY #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #hiking #winterhiking #letitsnow #wheremysnowsat
On Friday we bid farewell to our fall cohort of 12 AmeriCorps interns. These folks volunteered to advance capacity for scientific literacy not just at TSS, but also at other local nonprofits including @tetonliteracy , Brain Chemistry Labs, Girls Actively Participating!, @shift_jh , and @wyominguntrapped. During this last week of service and reflection, intern Lani Chang reflected, “What is most important in the end is that students build connections to each other and gain a greater appreciation for the natural world. With these two outcomes, students can become more compassionate, empathetic and responsible citizens in this world.” #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #AmeriCorpsWorks #service #stewardship #AmeriCorps #ServeWY
Reminder: the @journeysschool Open House is tonight from 5-7:30 PM. Begin your Journey tonight, free food and drink provided.  Tap the link in our profile for details and directions. PC: @orijinmedia #tetonscience #JourneysSchool #JacksonHole #Wyoming #JacksonWY #openhouse #independentschool
Another highlight image from the Village School’s visit to TSS last week. The snow is starting to pile up in the high  country of Grand Teton National Park. #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #taggartlake #hiking #winterhiking #weareVILLAGE #crazyclouds #cloudstagram
Yesterday we bid farewell to this year’s class of Village School (@villagevikings ) juniors. Travelling all the way from Houston, Texas, these students experienced hiking and fieldwork in the snow. #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #taggartlatke #hiking #winterhiking #weareVILLAGE
Pop quiz: black 🐻, or grizzly 🐻? It's not too hard to spot the differences when you've got a bear posing so perfectly for you. As the snow begins to pile up in the Tetons, bears like this one are cleaning the hawthorn bushes (like this one) of their remaining berries. #PhenologyFriday PC: Sarah Ernst #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #bear #bears #winteriscoming #hawthorn #blackbear
A recent sunset behind Mt. Moran, captured on a @wildlifeexpeditions sunset tour. Winter is here! PC: Sarah Ernst #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #sunset #mtmoran #wildlifeexpeditions #sunsettour
Journeys School is hosting an open house next Wednesday (November 15th) from 5-7:30 PM. Come stop by (no RSVP required) and enjoy the chance to tour campus and talk to faculty and staff about what sets @journeysschool apart. PC: @orijinmedia #tetonscience #JourneysSchool #JacksonHole #JacksonWY #independentschool #openhouse
We’re excited to welcome 11th graders from the Village School (@villagevikings ) back to TSS again this year. Students will be studying community ecology, abiotic impacts on the Tetons, and completing field research projects. There were so many great photos from the 2016 trip (pictured), it was too hard to pick just one! #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #houstonTX #weareVILLAGE #scienceoutside #studentwork #watercolors
#MoosePosse I promise, we're not trying to turn into #Moosetagram over here, but this is the only time of year when we get to see these ungulates in large groups like this. #PhenologyFriday PC: Dylan Klinesteker #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #moose #alcesalces #JacksonHole #Wyoming #moosekrew
Pictured: NOT the scene in the Tetons today, as snow blanketed the region overnight with more forecasted for the weekend. This image was captured back in September, during ACE Academy's visit to TSS. PC: Emily Walker #tetonscience #jacksonhole #wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #hiking #tetonrange #ACEAcademy
Yetis, Stormtroopers, Pirates, and Witches...TVCS students and faculty showed up in force for Halloween in Victor yesterday! #tetonscience #VictorID #tetonvalleyidaho #halloween #happyhalloween #yeti #halloweenparade #yetisquad
Happy 🎃 working with teachers today. The sky was a little eerie. #placebaseded #tetonscience
Fall is a great time for moose-watching in Grand Teton National Park. This moose portrait was captured on a Wildlife Expeditions tour earlier this month. PC: Dylan Klinesteker #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #alcesalces #moose #JustForMoose
Linford Elementary students circle up for a lesson at the base of the Tetons. PC: Kelsie Leu #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #scienceoutside #outdooreducation #environmentaleducation
Sure they're adorable, but red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) are also a wild part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Feeding them, either intentionally or through littering, emboldens them to spend more time near humans, escalating the possibility of negative human-wildlife encounters. #PhenologyFriday PC: Sarah Ernst and Dylan Klinesteker #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #redfox #vulpesvulpes #dontfeedthefoxes #keepitwild @wildlifeexpeditions
Here’s a view we haven’t posted before... Salt Lake Arts Academy students took the high road while hiking to Taggart Lake on Tuesday. PC: Scott Whisler and Sam Schroeder #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #taggartlake #hiking #tetonrange
An early morning spiderweb, with lodgepole pine cones, spotted in Yellowstone. You can make out the two-needle bundles that are characteristic of lodgepoles. PC: Sarah Ernst #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #Yellowstone #spiderweb #lodgepolepine #Pinuscontorta
Rowland Hall (@rowlandhall1867 ) students journaling on the shore of String Lake last week. Only one more week until the Teton Park road closes to vehicle traffic; get out there and make the most of it! PC: Scott Whisler #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #StringLake #naturejournaling #beachesofwyoming #rowlandhall #scienceoutside
Two pronghorn graze on Antelope Flats, east of Blacktail Butte. Like bison and bighorn sheep, pronghorn males and most females sport true horns that grow over bony cores. Unlike bison and bighorn sheep, however, pronghorn shed and re-grow the outer sheath of their horns each year. #PhenologyFriday PC: Dylan Klinesteker #tetonscience #JacksonHole #wildlifeexpeditions #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #pronghorn
Journeys School PreK is hosting an open house on Saturday, 10/21, from 9-11 AM. Stop by the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools and see what makes the Journeys Pre-K program special. Activities will include hiking, pumpkin-carving, baking, and Halloween-themed crafts. PC: @orijinmedia #tetonscience #JourneysSchool #JacksonHole #Wyoming #independentschool #JacksonWY #tricycle #preK #catgloves #kittenmittens
Here are a few highlights from the Teton Valley Community School’s Harvest Party earlier in October. What’s better than wood-fired pizza? When you grew the toppings yourself! #tetonscience #tetonvalleycommunityschool #TVCS #TetonValleyID #VictorID #farmschool #farmtotable #pizzaeducation #Idaho
Blessed Sacrament students enjoy Teton views during their hike at the Kelly Campus last week. PC: Sam Wasserman #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #KellyWY #BlessedSacrament #hiking #fallhiking
Last week, the WE team (@wildlifeexpeditions ) volunteered with @jhwildlifefoundation to remove fencing. The purpose of the project was to create a more wildlife-friendly area by removing barbed wire that can trap and kill migrating ungulates. #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #Wyoming #stewardship #service #wildlifeconservation
A grizzly cub chows down on hawthorn berries earlier this week. 🐻🍒 #PhenologyFriday PC: Sarah Ernst #tetonscience #JacksonHole #WildlifeExpeditions #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #Wyoming #grizzly #grizzlybear #hawthorn #bear
A Linford Elementary student takes in the main glacially-carved features of the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve. These 5th graders focused on how fire and glacial forces shape the landscape. PC: Rebecca Berry and Natalie McBranch #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoning #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #PhelpsLake #LSRPreserve #linfordelementary #ScienceOutside #abiotic
Summer sunset on the Snake, captured during a #rsadventures float trip back in June. #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #snakeriver #sunset #ageadventurously
Journeys School Grandparents Day is Thursday, giving students a chance to show off their #skillz and schoolwork for relatives. PC: @orijinmedia #tetonscience #JourneysSchool #IndependentSchool #JacksonHole #JacksonWY #Wyoming #figetspinner
Road Scholars headed down to Pinedale last week with the Magnificent Moose program to tackle habitat restoration service projects. PC: Kelsie Leu, Kyle Kissock, and Mae Knowles #tetonscience #roadscholar #rsadventures #Wyoming #stewardship #habitatrestoration #pinedaleWY #ageadventurously
Another sign of the changing seasons in Jackson Hole: Canada Geese are pulling up stakes and heading for warmer climes (even though the geese captured in this photo are sort of headed north). #PhenologyFriday PC: Sarah Ernst #tetonscience #wildlifeexpeditions #JacksonHole #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #canadageese
Here are some highlights from the TVCS middle school camping trip last week. PC: Elle Emery and David May #tetonscience #tetonvalleycommunityschool #independentschool #VictorID #TetonValleyID #westside
Madeleine Choir students (@madeleinechoirschool ) stop at Phelps Lake while hiking at the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve. PC: Kelsie Leu and Keelan Booth #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #LSRPreserve #DeathCanyon #PhelpsLake #MadeleineChoirSchool
Victory! The Commuter Choice Challenge ended yesterday and, for the fifth consecutive year, Teton Science Schools had the highest number of logged ‘Active Transportation’ miles. Over the course of the summer, TSS staff logged 9,078 miles of biking, walking, skating, and running to work, diverting 10,385 pounds of CO2 and saving 461 gallons of gasoline. Some congratulations are in order: -to Joe Petrick and Dylan Klinsteker, for each logging more that 1,000 miles of bike commuting this summer. Nice! -to Teton County staff for handily winning the overall competition (which also included carpool, bus, and rideshare miles) -to @stiomountain for making the best video celebrating active transportation. The link is in our profile, be sure to check it out! Thanks to @friendsofpathways for organizing the competition and continuing to promote alternative transportation in Jackson Hole. PC: Reid Bauer #tetonscience #JacksonHole #CommuterChoiceChallenge #Wyoming #FriendsofPathways #alternativetransportation #bikecommuting
Colors are turning yellow down below, and white up above... #PhenologyFriday PC: Miles Knotek #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark
ACE Academy students were bear-ly able to leave the Murie Museum during their visit to the Kelly Campus. PC: Emily Walker #tetonscience #JacksonHole #Wyoming #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #KellyWY #bear #swankybear
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