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THE TETONS (JACKSON), WYOMING

Service Learning: Make a Difference for Wildlife and Wild Lands in Jackson Hole

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Program #13684RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Elevation Note
Site elevation is 6,200 feet above sea level.

Itinerary for Jun 2 — Jun 7, 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 Road
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-733-1313
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our lodges and provide a clock radio, linens, private bathroom and small chair. Living room areas for social gathering in the same building on the first floor.

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
Please call for availability, 307.734.3750.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 02 - Check in and move into lodging. Orientation and ...
Check in and move into lodging. Orientation and introductions following dinner.

Afternoon: Check-in for the program is from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Mountain Time.

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. This is also a time in which the group will be brought up to date on the developments of the schedule, changes due to opportunity, need and weather.

Lodging: Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus

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 Road
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-733-1313
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our lodges and provide a clock radio, linens, private bathroom and small chair. Living room areas for social gathering in the same building on the first floor.

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
Please call for availability, 307.734.3750.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 03 - Service project in the morning, Craig Thomas Disc...
Service project in the morning, Craig Thomas Discovery Center, Hiking in Grand Teton National Park, Evening program - Jackson Hole Hootenany

Note: The afternoon will bring a 3-4 mile hike in Grand Teton National Park. The hike will be a mild elevation gain in order to give participants a chance to adjust to the altitude.

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

Morning: After packing our field lunches, the group will depart to begin work on the service projects for the week. The projects will develop as time draws closer to the program. Teton Science Schools works with a variety of non-profit and government agencies in Jackson Hole. Some possible organizations we might work with are Grand Teton National Park, the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Wyoming Wetlands Society, US Forest Service or the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. We might also complete projects on Teton Science Schools' 880 acre property which serves as a migration path and home to many animals both large and small. Projects often include barbed wire fence removal, restoration of historic buildings, landscape and planting projects or invasive species removal.

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

Afternoon: The project will continue until around lunch time. After some time to clean-up, the group will take some time in the afternoon to venture out to Grand Teton National Park to the Craig Thomas Visitor's Center. After the visitor's center, we will go on a 3-4 mile hike to a beautiful location in the park .

Dinner: Dinner will be at Dornan’s in Grand Teton National Park. Dornan’s is a third, fourth, and fifth generation, family-owned/operated resort located in the heart of the Jackson Hole valley on the banks of the Snake River. The Pizza & Pasta Company at Dornan’s reflects more modern tastes – serving fresh pastas, crisp salads, gourmet pizza, and hot sandwiches on bakery-fresh breads. The Spur Bar serves an assortment of micro-brewed beers and fine wines.

Evening: Get ready to stomp your heels, clap your hands and join in the open-mic tradition at Dornan’s Bar and Restaurant. This night is a showcase of acoustic Jackson Hole musicians, both young and old, that will delight your ears and bring a smile to your face!

Lodging: Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus

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 Road
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-733-1313
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our lodges and provide a clock radio, linens, private bathroom and small chair. Living room areas for social gathering in the same building on the first floor.

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
Please call for availability, 307.734.3750.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 04 - Service project in the morning, Murie Center, E...
Service project in the morning, Murie Center, Evening program - Wildlife Issues & Success Stories of the GYE

Note: Approximately 1 mile walk around Murie Ranch. Service project will involve some physical labor.

Breakfast: Hot breakfast with scrambled eggs, french toast, pancakes, fresh fruit, granola, etc.

Morning: This day will begin with an early morning continental breakfast. The program will then depart for one of the Teton Science Schools' bird banding stations. TSS is home to a MAPS national bird banding research project. This program involves wildlife researchers capturing songbirds in mist nets, identifying species as they collect data for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship program. During this time, participants will have the opportunity to follow the researchers as they check the mist nets and extract birds from them and then watch as the researchers process the birds by collecting data such as gender, age and health status. Participants will then have the opportunity to release the birds back into the wild. A service project will follow the bird banding experience.

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

Afternoon: The mission of the Murie Center is to engage people to understand and commit to the enduring value of conserving wildlife and wild places. The National Park Service Historic District Report says, “The Murie Ranch is the one property that best represents the nationally historic contributions of Olaus, Adolph and Mardy Murie and that also is best representative of the themes of Biological Science and Resource Management and Conservation in the United States. Join one of the Murie Center’s docents for an overview of the life and conservation accomplishments of the Murie Family. This program will include a walk around the historic Murie Ranch.

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 of day one will be an introduction to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Participants will become familiar with the various challenges that face land and wildlife managers in and around the Jackson Hole area as well as learn facts about wildlife and how difficult it can be to manage populations across government borders.

Lodging: Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus

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 Road
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-733-1313
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our lodges and provide a clock radio, linens, private bathroom and small chair. Living room areas for social gathering in the same building on the first floor.

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
Please call for availability, 307.734.3750.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 05 - Service project work in the morning Laurance S. ...
Service project work in the morning Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve and Hike

Note: Today's service project will involve some physical labor. The hike is approximately three miles round-trip with 300 feet of elevation gain.

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

Morning: Teton Science Schools works with a variety of non-profit and government agencies in Jackson Hole. Some possible organizations we might work with are Grand Teton National Park, the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Wyoming Wetlands Society, US Forest Service or the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. We might also complete projects on Teton Science Schools' 880 acre property which serves as a migration path and home to many animals both large and small. Projects often include barbed wire fence removal, restoration of historic buildings, landscape and planting projects or invasive species removal.

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

Afternoon: Visit to the Laurance S. Rockefeller preserve and visitor's center. This center is the first environmentally sustainable and LEED Platinum Certified structure in a National Park. The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve is a reflection of Rockefeller’s life-long commitment to making areas of natural scenic beauty accessible to the public. He strongly believed that nature has the power to restore and sustain the human spirit. It was his hope that, by experiencing this spiritual and emotional renewal, visitors to the Preserve would become aware of the importance of nature in their own lives and acknowledge their roles in acting as good stewards of the land. After the visitor's center, we will go on a hike to Phelps Lake which sits just west of the center. The group will be split up into two different groups based on hiking preferences.

Dinner: Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.

Evening: This will be a free evening for each individual to rest or head into Jackson to explore. For people who would enjoy independent exploration, we highly reccommend that you rent a vehicle. A shuttle to and from Downtown Jackson will be provided by Teton Science Schools staff.

Lodging: Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus

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 Road
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
phone: 307-733-1313
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our lodges and provide a clock radio, linens, private bathroom and small chair. Living room areas for social gathering in the same building on the first floor.

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
Please call for availability, 307.734.3750.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 06 - Canoeing at String Lake, Wildlife Safari Evening ...
Note: Today involves getting in and out of a canoe and canoeing 2-3 hours. An afternoon hike may be added, depending on the desires of the group.

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

Morning: The morning will be spent introducing the participants to canoeing. Canoeing techniques, strokes, safety and boat terms will be taught. The canoeing will take place at String Lake, one of the shallowest lakes in the Tetons with an average depth of about 5 feet. Instructors will assess the group's canoeing skills and will spend ample time teaching canoeing techniques so that everyone will learn from this day.

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

Afternoon: Continued canoeing on String Lake or an afternoon hike

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 will take participants out into Grand Teton National Park to view some of the local megafauna. With spotting scopes and binoculars Teton Science Schools instructors will do their best to find the wildlife that makes this the Serengeti of North America. Possible wildlife we will see include moose, mule deer, bison, pronghorn, bears, elk, eagles, fox, coyotes, wolves, ground squirrels and sandhill cranes.

Lodging: Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 07 - Hands to Work. Visit to the National Museum of W...
Hands to Work. Visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Program ends at 1:00pm.

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.

Lunch: Lunch served at the Rising Sage Cafe, National Museum of Wildlife Art

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Jackson, WY
Jackson Hole Info
Jackson Hole RodeoUnlike the larger gatherings in other parts of the state, Jackson Hole maintains it's local, "anyone who has the gumption can do it" attitude that makes it representative of both the community and the original intention of the sport. Noted for fine stock, young cowboys coming up through the ranks and people who just love it, it's a great choice for action-packed fun during summer nights in Jackson Hole.
For additional information, visit: www.jhrodeo.com
Wyoming Tourist Info
For additional information, visit: www.wyomingtourism.org/

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