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THE TETONS (JACKSON), WYOMING

The Magnificent Moose: Habitat Improvement in Jackson Hole

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Program #15948RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
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Elevation Note
Site elevation is 6,200 feet above sea level.

Itinerary for Sep 29 — Oct 4, 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 new motel-style lodges and provide a clock radio, private bathroom, separate sink, toilet and shower area and small table and chair. Living room areas for social gathering in same building.

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, 307-734-3703.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 29 - Check in and orientation.
Arrive To: Check-in begins at 3 PM.

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. Though this schedule is complete and well-designed in advance, Daily excursions and project plans may have to be adjusted due to weather forecasts, project needs, animal sightings and trail conditions. The essence of the program will remain the same despite potential changes.

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 new motel-style lodges and provide a clock radio, private bathroom, separate sink, toilet and shower area and small table and chair. Living room areas for social gathering in same building.

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, 307-734-3703.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 30 - Magnificent Moose Lecture. Service Project. Craig...
Magnificent Moose Lecture. Service Project. Craig Thomas Discovery Center.

Note: Today's service project will involve some physical labor. Projects often require walking up to a mile to and from the work location over uneven terrain.

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

Morning: We will begin the day with a lecture and discussion about the natural history and biology of moose, as well as its place in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Next we will depart for our project for the day. 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, landscape and planting projects or invasive species removal.

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

Afternoon: The group will continue the project of the day into the early afternoon. Mid-afternoon the group will then clean up and set out for Grand Teton National Park. We will visit Craig Thomas Discovery Center to begin to learn the lay of Jackson Hole and how the nuances of the valley affect moose through the seasons.

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

Evening: Engage in a lecture and discussion about oil and gas development in Wyoming and how moose and other wildlife are affected.

Lodging: Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cabin

Description: Lakeside Lodge Resort and Marina is located on the shore of beautiful Fremont Lake four miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming in the Bridger Teton National Forest. Fremont Lake is the largest and deepest glacially formed lake in the Green River Basin (approximately eight miles long and over 700 feet deep) offering over eight square miles of recreation and enjoyment on one of the cleanest lakes in the United States. Lakeside Lodge offers Western hospitality, privacy, and informal comfort on fifteen acres surrounded by pristine wilderness. The resort is open year round and includes a main lodge and restaurant, deluxe log cabins, rustic cabins and a marina. Area activities include boating, snowmobiling, skiing (water, downhill and cross country), horseback riding, biking, golf, hiking, lake fishing and fly-fishing on the nearby Green and New Fork Rivers.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 1819
Pinedale, WY 82941 USA
phone: 307-367-2221
web: www.lakesidelodge.com/index.html

Room amenities: Each spacious unit has two comfortable queen beds, fireplace, an armoire with satellite television, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and private bathroom with tub and shower. Free Wireless Internet on site.

Facility amenities: The resort is open year round and includes a main lodge and restaurant, deluxe log cabins, rustic cabins and a marina. Area activities include boating, snowmobiling, skiing (water, downhill and cross country), horseback riding, biking, golf, hiking, lake fishing and fly-fishing on the nearby Green and New Fork Rivers.

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


Day Three: Tuesday, October 01 - Service project at an authentic Wyoming ranch.
Note: Today's service project will involve some physical labor. Work on the ranch involves walking over uneven terrain to get to the site of the project.

Breakfast: We will have a continental breakfast with fresh fruit, yogurt and granola.

Morning: We will depart early for the two hour drive to Cottonwood Ranch, an 80,000 acre ranch near Daniel, Wyoming. This is a special place and the experience here has become one of the highlights of the week for past participants. The ranch has become a home to many moose, elk, deer, sage grouse, pronghorn, foxes, coyotes and more as they have been displaced off of their former range due to drilling for natural gas. The rancher has a great need for many volunteers in order to remove vast amounts of barbed wire fencing that inhibits the movement of wildlife and sometimes entangles them as well, where they hang and starve to until their demise. Depending on what the ranch manager needs, we could be removing fence, helping fix up the buildings, planting or removing species or various other tasks during the time there.

Lunch: Lunch will be a packed field lunch. Participants will get to make their own lunches and pack what they like.

Afternoon: The service for the day will continue into the afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner will either be at the Lakeside Lodge dining room or in Pinedale at one of the local restaurants.

Evening: The evening will be free time for the participants to enjoy the lake, relax and listen to the sounds of nature at the Lakeside Lodge Resort.

Lodging: Lakeside Lodge Resort

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 new motel-style lodges and provide a clock radio, private bathroom, separate sink, toilet and shower area and small table and chair. Living room areas for social gathering in same building.

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, 307-734-3703.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 02 - Continued project at Cottonwood Ranch.
Note: Activity will be the same as the day before with work on the ranch in the morning and early afternoon hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at a restaurant in Pinedale.

Morning: Continued projects at Cottonwood Ranch.

Lunch: Lunch will be sandwiches from a deli in Pinedale.

Afternoon: We will finish up the project at the ranch return to Jackson. The drive from the ranch to Jackson is two hours.

Dinner: We will stop for dinner at a local restaurant when we return to Jackson.

Evening: The evening is free for you to relax on campus or explore the town of Jackson.

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 new motel-style lodges and provide a clock radio, private bathroom, separate sink, toilet and shower area and small table and chair. Living room areas for social gathering in same building.

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, 307-734-3703.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 03 - Service project. Hiking in Grand Teton National P...
Service project. Hiking in Grand Teton National Park. Wildlife Safari evening program.

Note: Today's service project will involve some physical labor. Projects often require walking up to a mile to and from the work location over uneven terrain. Afternoon hike may be up to 3 miles in length with an elevation gain of 300 feet.

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

Morning: This morning we will tackle another service project, likely in conjunction with another Jackson Hole nonprofit organization.

Lunch: Lunch will be a packed field lunch. Participants will get to make their own lunches and pack what they like.

Afternoon: Upon completion of our project, we will take an afternoon hike in the park near one of the glacially carved lakes that reflect the mountains and renew the spirit.

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

Evening: We will venture 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, October 04 - Hands-to-work. Celebratory slideshow. National ...
Hands-to-work. Celebratory slideshow. National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Breakfast: Hot breakfast with eggs, 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 will be at the Rising Sage Cafe at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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