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THE TETONS (JACKSON), WYOMING

Intergenerational: Wyoming’s Watchable Wildlife and Ecological Explorations

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Program #13668RJ
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.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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Elevation Note
Site elevation is 6,200 feet above sea level.

Itinerary for Jul 28 — Aug 2, 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 are located 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, July 28 - Check-in. Dinner followed by orientation.
Afternoon: Check-in begins at 3pm.

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 are located 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, July 29 - Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve, Craig Thomas Di...
Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve, Craig Thomas Discovery Center, Evening Program- Communication Chaos

Note: The hike today will be approximately 3 miles round-trip with 300 feet elevation gain.

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

Morning: This morning will take us to Phelps Lake in the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve in the south end of Grand Teton National Park. Until recently, these lands were off limits to visitors as they were part of the Rockefeller family's private ranch. However, in 2007, the Rockefeller family donated the ranch and all of the surrounding lands. All visitors to Grand Teton National Park are now allowed to enjoy and explore this amazing piece of property. We will hike to Phelps Lake, a glacially carved gem at the base of Prospectors Mountain. Tracks, scat and vegetation sign will be investigated to determine what type of animals have traveled there before us. Hopefully we will also get a chance to see some of the animals as well.

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

Afternoon: We'll visit the Craig Thomas Discovery Center in 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 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 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 are located 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, July 30 - Bird Banding, Macroinvertebrate Exploration, Even...
Bird Banding, Macroinvertebrate Exploration, Evening Program- Vogel's Hill Hike

Note: Approximately 1 mile walk on flat ground to bird banding site. Evening hike will be 2 miles with an elevation gain of 500 feet.

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

Morning: This day will begin with an early morning continental breakfast. The program will then depart for Teton Science Schools' Conservation Research Center (CRC). The CRC 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. After the bird banding, we will investigate the waters of the Snake River 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 probably 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: This afternoon the group work on a service project relating to the week's activities. The project will develop as time draws closer 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 participants a chance to venture up and out of Coyote Canyon for a view of the Teton Mountains and a bird’s-eye view of the Jackson Campus.

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 are located 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, July 31 - Wildlife behavior observation on Antelope Flats, ...
Wildlife behavior observation on Antelope Flats, Kelly Campus Hike and Murie Museum

Note: Hike of up to 5 miles round trip and up to 500 feet elevation gain.

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

Morning: Venture into the field to find over bison and pronghorn on Antelope Flats! Learn about their habits, habitats and dietary choices. We will learn about how scientists conduct research and how much fun it can be, especially when you have a live specimen to study!

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

Afternoon: This afternoon we will visit the Kelly Campus of Teton Science Schools. At the Kelly Campus we will discover the Murie Museum which houses thousands of specimens from Olaus and Mardy Murie's personal collection. On our hike we will explore the different plant communities that comprise the Wyoming's ecosystems.

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

Evening: Evening free for participants to explore the town of Jackson. This is an evening for participants to visit the rodeo, art gallery, do some shopping in town or spend a quiet evening on campus relaxing. 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 are located 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, August 01 - String Lake Canoeing, Evening Program - Wildlif...
String Lake Canoeing, Evening Program - Wildlife specimen exploration

Note: Canoeing will involve paddling and stepping in and out of canoes.

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

Morning: String Lake 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 groups 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: Afternoon canoeing. Continued canoeing on beautiful String Lake. Further instruction of canoe techniques and fun canoe games.

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

Evening: What does a wolf eat? How fast can bears run? What does a northern flicker look like? How big is a coyote track? What does grizzly bear fur feel like? Specimens, track casts and field guides will provide a hands on experience to the species that live in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Topics covered will include species characteristics, scat and track identification, behavior and biology. This workshop will truly satisfy the animal lover at heart.

Lodging: Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 02 - Hands-to-work. Celebratory slideshow. National ...
Hands-to-work. Celebratory slideshow. National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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

Morning: The morning will start with cleaning up the spaces we have used throughout the week. Hands to Work is a community effort as guests clean the common areas and their living spaces as they pack from the week, with the assistance of faculty and staff. After hands to work, we will enjoy a slideshow of pictures from the week and celebrate our work and accomplishments. Then we will go to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Adults will get a docent tour to learn in depth about the art that is on display while an educational program for the youth will include a variety of fun and interactive activities to learn about and appreciate art on their own levels. Then, families can enjoy the art either together or at their own speeds independently.

Lunch: Time for good-byes and departures

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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