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Hike, Paddle & Float: Outdoor Adventures in the Grand Tetons

Explore the natural wonders of the Grand Tetons with experts as you hike trails, paddle a canoe and float down the Snake River to learn about the ecology of this National Park.
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Program No. 21211RJ
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6 days
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1,299
Wyoming

Hike, Paddle & Float: Outdoor Adventures in the Grand Tetons

Explore the natural wonders of the Grand Tetons with experts as you hike trails, paddle a canoe and float down the Snake River to learn about the ecology of this National Park.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,299
Program No. 21211 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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On Campus Shared Bath
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Clean, comfortable, dormitory lodgings with access to a bathroom shared with others.
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Clean, comfortable, dormitory lodgings with access to a private bathroom.
Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2021
On Campus Shared Bath 1,299
On Campus Private Bath 1,499

DATES & PRICES

On Campus Shared Bath
Details
Accommodation Details
Clean, comfortable, dormitory lodgings with access to a bathroom shared with others.
On Campus Private Bath
Details
Accommodation Details
Clean, comfortable, dormitory lodgings with access to a private bathroom.
Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2021
On Campus Shared Bath 1,449
On Campus Private Bath 1,749

At a Glance

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors on a learning adventure in picturesque Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Grand Tetons ecosystem sets the stage for hands-on learning during Teton Science Schools’ expert-led encounters in some of America’s most beautiful landscapes. Invigorating hikes, exciting canoe adventures, inspiring float excursions and observing the Milky Way with an astronomer are just a few of the memorable events in store for you and your fellow adventurers.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking up to six miles over varied terrain in groups split by desired intensity. Paddling a canoe for 1-2 hours. Elevations of 6,200-10,450 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover Grand Teton National Park from a new perspective as you float down the Snake River.
  • Ride the aerial tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain for high-elevation hiking.
  • Join the experts for a canoe adventure on String Lake while learning about the geologic forces that shaped this majestic mountain range.

General Notes

Smaller groups for activities.
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Your Group Leader will be a Teton Science Schools Instructor who has diverse experience working with the flora and fauna of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The group leader is yet to be assigned; the assignment will be announced during Orientation on Day 1 of your program.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Your Group Leader will be a Teton Science Schools Instructor who has diverse experience working with the flora and fauna of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The group leader is yet to be assigned; the assignment will be announced during Orientation on Day 1 of your program.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Wapiti Wilderness
by Olaus and Margaret Murie
Margaret and Olaus Murie made their home in the Tetons for over thirty-seven years. During this time, Olaus Murie conducted studies of the American elk, the wapiti, and both he and Mardy worked tirelessly for conservation efforts and the preservation of wilderness. Wapiti Wilderness tells the story of their adventurous life raising children while conducting research in the Tetons. This book is available at the Teton Science Schools gift shop.
Along the Ramparts of the Tetons: The Saga of Jackson Hole, Wyoming
by Robert E. Betts
The magnificent valley of Jackson Hole at the base of the soaring Teton Range has long been a stage on which a remarkable series of events has been acted out by an equally remarkable cast of characters. This is that story, told with a verve and excitement which brings the past alive.
Windows into the Earth, the Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
by Lee J. Siegel and Robert B. Smith
A geologic history and tour of the northern Rockies, particularly Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.
Letters from Yellowstone
by Diane Smith
At the end of the 19th century, an intrepid young woman joins a scientific research team in Yellowstone National Park, to the surprise of the other members of the expedition. This historical fiction brings Yellowstone and the surrounding region at the turn of the 19th century to life.
Common Wildflowers of Grand Teton National Park
by Charles Craighead
This small pocket guidebook includes more than 100 of the most common wildflowers in Grand Teton National Park. Photographs are by award-winning photographer Henry H. Holdsworth, and descriptions are by naturalist Charles Craighead. Small enough to carry on a hike and focused only on the areas we will be hiking, this book is a great option for participants who want to look up wildflowers while they hike!
History of Grand Teton National Park: People in the Landscape
by Charles Craighead
For those who don't want to read a full length book on the history of the region, this 55-page pocket guide provides a brief overview of local history with a focus on Grand Teton National Park.





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