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THE TETONS (JACKSON), WYOMING

Canyons and Canoes in the Tetons: An Intergenerational Adventure

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Program #17688RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately 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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Site elevation is 6,200 feet above sea level.

Itinerary for Jul 14 — Jul 19, 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: 307-733-1313
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our lodges and provide a clock radio, linens, private bathroom and small chair. A living room area for social gathering is in the same building on 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
Call for availability, 307-734-3703.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 14 - 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 3pm to 5pm 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: The 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

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: 307-733-1313
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our lodges and provide a clock radio, linens, private bathroom and small chair. A living room area for social gathering is in the same building on 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
Call for availability, 307-734-3703.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 15 - Craig Thomas Discovery Center, Introduction to Ca...
Craig Thomas Discovery Center, Introduction to Canoeing on String Lake, Evening program - Communication Chaos

Note: Today involves getting in and out of a canoe, canoeing 2-3 hours, and possible hike of 2 miles with up to 200 feet elevation gain.

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 and become better canoeists for the next day on the water.

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

Afternoon: After lunch we will either continue canoeing or take a short hike along the shore of String or Leigh Lake; both beautiful glacially formed lakes at the base of the Tetons. This afternoon will provide opportunities to discuss the geology and formation of the Tetons, as well as observe pikas, marmots and wildflowers.

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 feature games and challenges built to connect the group as a whole. Grandparents and grandchildren will work together to figure out creative solutions to group initiatives.

Lodging: 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: 307-733-1313
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our lodges and provide a clock radio, linens, private bathroom and small chair. A living room area for social gathering is in the same building on 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
Call for availability, 307-734-3703.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 16 - Jenny Lake Shuttle Boat, Cascade Canyon Hike incl...
Jenny Lake Shuttle Boat, Cascade Canyon Hike including Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point, Evening Program- Scenic Snake River Float Trip

Note: Today's hike will be 2-5 miles in length with an elevation gain of 400-600 feet.

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

Morning: Scenic Cascade Canyon is the home to Hidden Falls, a 200 foot cascade, and Inspiration Point, rising 500 feet over Jenny Lake. While hiking in Cascade Canyon, you may see climbers ascending the canyon walls and moose eating aquatic vegetation from one of the Cascade Creek ponds.

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

Afternoon: Hike continues

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 float trip down occurs on the scenic portion of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Chances abound to see moose, eagles, osprey and beavers. The river guide as well as a Teton Science Schools' naturalist will be along to interpret the sights along this most beautiful stretch of the Snake.

Lodging: 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: 307-733-1313
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our lodges and provide a clock radio, linens, private bathroom and small chair. A living room area for social gathering is in the same building on 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
Call for availability, 307-734-3703.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 17 - Macroinvertebrate Exploration; Wetland Stewardshi...
Note: Activity this day will include minimal hiking and some possibly strenuous work during the stewardship project.

Breakfast:

Morning: This morning we will investigate the waters of a local creek and look at the creatures living underneath the rocks. Macroinvertebrates are tiny microorganisms that live under rocks in streams and rivers and provide a food source for many species as well as indicate the health of the stream. This activity will give grandparents and their grandchildren possibly their first glimpse of the alien-like creatures and a chance to get in the stream and kick up rocks and mud.

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 give us a chance to participate in a wetland stewardship project. Wetlands are an important part of an ecosystem. However, many have been damaged due to development. Learn about how wetlands work and lend a hand to help restore a wetland so that animals can find food and shelter once more.

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 will be a free evening for participants to venture into Jackson or rest on campus. A shuttle to and from downtown Jackson will be provided by Teton Science Schools staff.

Lodging: 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: 307-733-1313
web: www.tetonscience.org

Room amenities: Rooms are located in our lodges and provide a clock radio, linens, private bathroom and small chair. A living room area for social gathering is in the same building on 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
Call for availability, 307-734-3703.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 18 - Canoeing on Jackson Lake at Colter Bay, Evening...
Canoeing on Jackson Lake at Colter Bay, Evening Program - Wildlife of the GYE Specimen Discovery

Note: Activity this day will include 3 hours of canoeing, including getting in and out of canoes.

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

Morning: Morning will be spent canoeing on Jackson Lake at Colter Bay. Perfect your canoeing skills and enjoy unspoiled views of the incredible Teton Mountains.

Lunch: Lunch will be a packed field lunch.

Afternoon: Continued canoeing on beautiful Jackson Lake.

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

Evening: Wildlife of Jackson Hole specimen display and interpretive talk. Learn about the amazing species that inhabit the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as well as the strategies and adaptations that they employ in order to survive in this often harsh environment. Hold and touch fur, antlers, horns and bones of many different species.

Lodging: Teton Science Schools

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 19 - Hands-to-work; Closing ceremony; National Museum ...
Hands-to-work; Closing ceremony; National Museum of Wildlife Art; Good-byes

Breakfast:

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 final journey of the week will take us to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. This beautiful art museum is one of the most spectacular in the country. Adult participants will have a tour led by a docent, while a Teton Science School instructor will take the kids and do some interactive activities to get the kids thinking about how art connects to their lives.

Lunch: The program ends at 1:00pm after lunch at the Rising Sage Cafe, located at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Jackson, WY
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/

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