Getting on/off mini-buses. Driving about 45 minutes to reach trailhead. Hike 2 - 3 miles over uneven terrain with an elevation gain of 400 - 600 feet. Carry a day pack with a packed lunch and two liters of water (important for preventing altitude sickness).
In the Teton Science Schools Dining Lodge, we’ll enjoy a breakfast buffet, offering rotating choices such an egg dish, breakfast meat (such as bacon or sausage), cereal (hot/cold), fresh fruit and beverages (juice, coffee, tea, water).
Start the day with an exploration of the wildlife that live in this region. With a Teton Science Schools naturalist, we’ll learn about the amazing wildlife species that live in Jackson Hole, as well as the strategies and adaptations that animals employ to survive in this often harsh environment. Hold and touch antlers, fur, horns, and bones of many different species during this engaging, hands-on activity. Then we’ll drive to a trailhead in Grand Teton National Park to begin our hike led by our Group Leader. We’ll hike through a variety of different plant communities, looking for signs of animals that live here.
Along the trail in a scenic location, we’ll enjoy a field lunch we packed in the morning, with sandwich and salad options. Remember to bring your reusable water bottle with you!
We’ll continue our hike at the base of the Tetons, enjoying magnificent views as we learn about native wildlife. We will then return to our accommodation in our mini-buses. Especially for kids: back on campus, join local kids on our playfield for "Kids Club" while adults relax in our lodges or on a rocking chair on the porch!
Dining lodge buffet.
Learn about the night sky from an astronomy expert in a place with some of the darkest skies in the country. After an indoor presentation, we'll see constellations for ourselves in a portable planetarium, where the stars will be visible, rain or shine!