Home » Grand Teton National Park »Jackson Hole »Teton County »Teton County Schools » Currently Reading:

GTNP Reaches Out To Students

NPSLogo

Grand Teton National Park has announced the implementation of a multi-year initiative focused on local “Class of 2016” students. In partnership with the Grand Teton Association and Jackson Hole High School, park staff will provide hands-on lessons and experiences for students throughout their high school years. Through the program, Grand Teton hopes to create opportunities for students to find meaningful experiences in their nearby national park and gain a better understanding of its significance. The program is also intended as part of the Park’s celebration of its centennial in 2016.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says a kick-off event for the Class of 2016 initiative is scheduled for today when freshman students will be introduced a group of to park scientists, interpreters and climbing rangers. During this initial event, students will hike with a ranger and discuss the ecology of the park, explore the Craig Thomas Discovery Center’s exhibits and discover how this area became a national park.  Skaggs says over the next four years, park staff will work with students to provide similar experiences to upcoming high school classes. At the same time, she says members from the Class of 2016 initiative will serve as mentors to their under-class peers.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]
  • Centennial Church Burglary And Shooting A Hoax, Pastor Shot Himself - August 28, 2014
    A Pastor of the Centennial Valley Community Church, who claims he was shot during a robbery staged the whole incident.  The Albany County Sheriff’s department says 44 year old Pastor Dennis Lynn Davis falsified his report of the robbery and in fact shot himself. Undersheriff Robert Debree says deputies immediately became suspicious of the crime, and after interviewing […]
  • Showers And Thunderstorms Continue In The Southeast, Warmer And Drier Elsewhere - August 28, 2014
    An upper-level low pressure system will move out of the state today, which will bring warmer and drier conditions to much of the state.  The one exception will be in southeastern Wyoming, where we will see more clouds than sun and scattered rain showers.  Expect light to moderate rainfall across southeastern Wyoming into the afternoon […]
  • New grouse regulations apply starting Monday - August 28, 2014
    The blue and ruffed grouse season starts on Monday throughout Wyoming. In some places, you can find blue grouse, but no ruffed, and in others, you’ll run across ruffed grouse, but you might not see any blues. However, there are plenty of places where you can find both. And it’s those places where you’ll want […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin