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THE TETONS (JACKSON), WYOMING

Winter Adventures in Jackson Hole: Dogsleds, Snowshoes and Horse-drawn Sleighs

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Elevation Note
The Jackson Campus is located at 6,200 feet above sea level.

Itinerary for Feb 10 — Feb 15, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Ongoing ecological work at the campus specializes in field science experiences within the suburban-rural interface and human-use impacts on our natural communities. Our Jackson Campus has accommodated as many as 300 person events, including educational and wildlife conferences, teaching and professional development workshops and conferences, luncheons, board meetings, community events and weddings.

Contact info:
700 Coyote Canyon Rd
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-734-3750
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our new motel-style lodges and provide a clock radio, private bathroom, separate sink, toilet and shower area and chair.

Facility amenities: The Jackson Campus has laundry facilities, phones on all floors of the lodges, wireless internet access from all buildings, coffee, tea and snacks available all day, private bathrooms and on-site dining lodge with exceptional food service from our executive chef.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.00/night
Please call to see if there is availability. 307-734-3750

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 10 - Check-in. Dinner. Orientation to the program.
Dinner: Dinner will be served in our Dining Lodge by our executive chef. The menu varies greatly and is always healthy and balanced.

Evening: This evening will give us a chance to get to know each other and the facility as we prepare for our week ahead.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Ongoing ecological work at the campus specializes in field science experiences within the suburban-rural interface and human-use impacts on our natural communities. Our Jackson Campus has accommodated as many as 300 person events, including educational and wildlife conferences, teaching and professional development workshops and conferences, luncheons, board meetings, community events and weddings.

Contact info:
700 Coyote Canyon Rd
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-734-3750
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our new motel-style lodges and provide a clock radio, private bathroom, separate sink, toilet and shower area and chair.

Facility amenities: The Jackson Campus has laundry facilities, phones on all floors of the lodges, wireless internet access from all buildings, coffee, tea and snacks available all day, private bathrooms and on-site dining lodge with exceptional food service from our executive chef.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.00/night
Please call to see if there is availability. 307-734-3750

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 11 - Craig Thomas Visitor's Center. Introduction to t...
Craig Thomas Visitor's Center. Introduction to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Snowshoeing. Wolves and bears of the GYE.

Breakfast: Hot breakfast with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc.

Morning: The morning will begin with a lecture and discussion of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We will then take our first field trip to the Craig Thomas Visitor's Center in Grand Teton National Park.

Lunch: Lunch will be a packed field lunch. Each participant will get to make their own sandwich and pack what they like.

Afternoon: The afternoon will consist of a snowshoe hike into Grand Teton National Park. February days are usually clear and sunny and offer stunning views of the majestic Teton Mountains. We will snowshoe at the base of the mountains and look for signs of wildlife.

Dinner: Dinner will be served in our Dining Lodge by our executive chef. The menu varies greatly and is always healthy and balanced.

Evening: The evening program will introduce participants to the wolves and bears of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The story of how these animals have struggled to come back from the brink of extinction to current issues surrounding these icons will be covered.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Ongoing ecological work at the campus specializes in field science experiences within the suburban-rural interface and human-use impacts on our natural communities. Our Jackson Campus has accommodated as many as 300 person events, including educational and wildlife conferences, teaching and professional development workshops and conferences, luncheons, board meetings, community events and weddings.

Contact info:
700 Coyote Canyon Rd
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-734-3750
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our new motel-style lodges and provide a clock radio, private bathroom, separate sink, toilet and shower area and chair.

Facility amenities: The Jackson Campus has laundry facilities, phones on all floors of the lodges, wireless internet access from all buildings, coffee, tea and snacks available all day, private bathrooms and on-site dining lodge with exceptional food service from our executive chef.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.00/night
Please call to see if there is availability. 307-734-3750

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 12 - Cross country ski. Elk lecture and discussion. ...
Cross country ski. Elk lecture and discussion. Sleigh ride into the National Elk Refuge. Astronomy evening program.

Breakfast: Hot breakfast with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc.

Morning: Tuesday morning will begin with a cross-country skiing lesson followed by skiing at Granite Canyon in Grand Teton National Park.

Lunch: Lunch will be served in the Dining Lodge. Sandwiches and hot soup will be served.

Afternoon: The afternoon will feature a lecture and discussion from a wildlife biologist about elk behavior and biology before we depart for the National Elk Refuge. We will then venture to the National Elk Refuge and will board a sleigh that will take us amongst 7,000 wintering elk. Get close to the elk, observe their behavior and witness them feeding, socializing and resting. The sleigh ride will also provide participants the opportunity to see wolves, coyotes, mule deer, bald eagles, hawks and big horn sheep.

Dinner: Dinner will be served in our Dining Lodge by our executive chef. The menu varies greatly and is always healthy, balanced and delicious.

Evening: During the evening program, we will journey outside to witness the skies over Wyoming in winter. Wyoming's vast expanses and remoteness from large cities provides an amazing opportunity to see millions of stars along with planets and planetary nebulae.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Ongoing ecological work at the campus specializes in field science experiences within the suburban-rural interface and human-use impacts on our natural communities. Our Jackson Campus has accommodated as many as 300 person events, including educational and wildlife conferences, teaching and professional development workshops and conferences, luncheons, board meetings, community events and weddings.

Contact info:
700 Coyote Canyon Rd
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-734-3750
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our new motel-style lodges and provide a clock radio, private bathroom, separate sink, toilet and shower area and chair.

Facility amenities: The Jackson Campus has laundry facilities, phones on all floors of the lodges, wireless internet access from all buildings, coffee, tea and snacks available all day, private bathrooms and on-site dining lodge with exceptional food service from our executive chef.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.00/night
Please call to see if there is availability. 307-734-3750

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 13 - Morning wildlife tour. Snow King chairlift ride....
Morning wildlife tour. Snow King chairlift ride. Animal adaptations to winter lecture and discussion. Afternoon snowshoe or ski.

Breakfast: Hot breakfast including eggs, pancakes, french toast, yogurt, cereals, oatmeal, fruit, muffins, etc.

Morning: After breakfast, we will disembark for a tour of the charasmatic megafauna of Jackson Hole. Most species in the valley are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. We will have a chance to see bears, wolves, elk, moose, bison, mule deer, trumpeter swans and a variety of other smaller wildlife such as beaver, otters and porcupines.

Lunch: Lunch will be on the Jackson Campus at the Dining Lodge. Sandwiches and hot soup will be served.

Afternoon: During the early afternoon hours, we will ride the chairlift up to the top of Snow King Mountain in the town of Jackson. From the top, we will be able to get a bird's eye view of the town below, National Elk Refuge, Teton Mountains beyond and the entire Jackson Hole valley. Following our ride, participants will be given some free time to wander the streets of Jackson and perhaps have an afternoon drink on the saddle bar stools at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Returning to campus mid-afternoon, participants will have the option to spend time on campus relaxing or go on a cross-country ski into Grand Teton National Park.

Dinner: Dinner will be served in our Dining Lodge by our executive chef. The menu varies greatly and is always healthy, balanced and delicious.

Evening: This will be a free evening for each individual to rest or head into town for relaxation. For people who would enjoy independent exploration, we highly recommend that you rent a vehicle as our campus is not walking distance from town or the National Park.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Ongoing ecological work at the campus specializes in field science experiences within the suburban-rural interface and human-use impacts on our natural communities. Our Jackson Campus has accommodated as many as 300 person events, including educational and wildlife conferences, teaching and professional development workshops and conferences, luncheons, board meetings, community events and weddings.

Contact info:
700 Coyote Canyon Rd
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-734-3750
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our new motel-style lodges and provide a clock radio, private bathroom, separate sink, toilet and shower area and chair.

Facility amenities: The Jackson Campus has laundry facilities, phones on all floors of the lodges, wireless internet access from all buildings, coffee, tea and snacks available all day, private bathrooms and on-site dining lodge with exceptional food service from our executive chef.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.00/night
Please call to see if there is availability. 307-734-3750

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 14 - Dog Sledding. Snow science. Seasonal adaptation...
Dog Sledding. Snow science. Seasonal adaptations of Jackson Hole wildlife evening program.

Breakfast: Hot breakfast with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc.

Morning: After breakfast, participants will be whisked away to a half day dog sled adventure with Jackson Hole Iditarod. Each trip with Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours is a scenic, warm ride in a modern sled. The musher-guides are always alert, willing and eager to point out wildlife: deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and points of interest. You can relive the old days of mushing by running a team yourself. Half day trips pick up in town at 8:00 a.m. and return at approximately 1:30 p.m. Half day trips include hot beverages and soups.

Lunch: Lunch will be on the dog sledding adventure this day.

Afternoon: The afternoon will feature a short lecture on snow science. We will then go out into the field to dig a snow pit and study the snowpack and its features.

Dinner: Dinner will be served in our Dining Lodge by our executive chef. The menu varies greatly and is always healthy, balanced and delicious.

Evening: Seasonal adaptations of Jackson Hole wildlife evening program. This evening program will discuss the methods that wildlife employ to survive or get away from winter. Topics covered will include hibernation, migration, torpor and adaptations for winter.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Ongoing ecological work at the campus specializes in field science experiences within the suburban-rural interface and human-use impacts on our natural communities. Our Jackson Campus has accommodated as many as 300 person events, including educational and wildlife conferences, teaching and professional development workshops and conferences, luncheons, board meetings, community events and weddings.

Contact info:
700 Coyote Canyon Rd
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-734-3750
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our new motel-style lodges and provide a clock radio, private bathroom, separate sink, toilet and shower area and chair.

Facility amenities: The Jackson Campus has laundry facilities, phones on all floors of the lodges, wireless internet access from all buildings, coffee, tea and snacks available all day, private bathrooms and on-site dining lodge with exceptional food service from our executive chef.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80.00/night
Please call to see if there is availability. 307-734-3750

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, February 15 - Closing program. Hands-to-work. National Museum...
Breakfast: Hot breakfast with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc.

Morning: After breakfast, all participants will take part in "hands-to-work." Hands-to-work is a part of Teton Science Schools' community philosophy. Participants along with staff will address and clean the spaces they have used throughout the week. All participants of Teton Science Schools' programs take part in this which builds a sense of community and rapport amongst program participants throughout the campus. A group that eats, sleeps and cleans up after itself together is stronger and closer. After hands-to-work, there will be a closing ceremony which will draw a close to the program and give us a chance to look back at the fun times we had through the week. The remainder of the morning will be spent at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Participants will be treated to a docent tour and then be given time to explore the museum on their own.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Meals Included: Breakfast


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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
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