Living and Learning: Discover the Tetons Through the Murie Legacy
Spend four weeks at Murie Ranch, the birthplace of the conservation movement, as you live like a local, learn about wildlife and conservation and take part in service projects.
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Program No. 23112RJ
27 days
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At a Glance

Tucked into the heart of Grand Teton National Park sits a cluster of cabins that make up the Murie Ranch. Purchased in 1945 by renowned conservationists Olaus and Adolf Murie and their wives, the ranch would become arguably, the birthplace of the 20th-century conservation movement. Stay at the historic Murie Ranch for four weeks to learn about the ranch’s historical and environment importance, explore the wildlife and natural beauty of the surrounding area and help preserve that natural beauty through meaningful service and citizen science projects. You’ll have lots of independent time to explore and become a part of a rural western community. Learn about the issues faced by Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park throughout history and today.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Hiking 3-7 miles on varied terrain. Elevation gain up to 700 feet. Some physical labor with service projects.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join naturalists on a wildlife safari, hikes along iconic Teton trails and boat rides on the Snake River to search for moose, elk, bison and other local wildlife.
  • Carry on the Muries’ legacy as you participate in a variety of service projects to help preserve local infrastructure, flora and wildlife and leave your lasting mark on the community.
  • Enjoy a field trip to Yellowstone National Park to learn about the geology and natural history of America’s first National Park.

General Notes

Our "Living and Learning" programs give you the experience of living locally, independently. All participants will live at the remote historic Murie Ranch in Grand Teton National Park and will have a local Site Coordinator for support. Program includes weekly expert-led field activity, weekly service projects and lots of independent time on your own. Most meals at the Ranch; some prepared by a Teton Science School Chef and some self-serve. Program limited to 14 participants.
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