Home » Grand Teton National Park »Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Teton County » Currently Reading:

GTNP Sends Webcasts To Schools

Snowdesk

Grand Teton National Park has been reaching out to classrooms nationwide with curricula that feature the natural phenomena that is indigenous to the area – most recently with a “Snowdesk” webcast.  Hundreds of students in California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and other parts of Wyoming availed themselves of the program which Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says was anchored from a rather unique setting. Says Skaggs: “Here these rangers are, sitting at a desk made of snow with animal pelts and antlers and talking about adaptations of winter.”  Skaggs says the setting is a great way to pique some interest in kids that wouldn’t necessarily have an opportunity to visit the park, but it also gives them great educational background information.  Skaggs says the curriculum-based presentation discusses the cold temperatures and the depths of snow the area typically receives; and how all of that shapes the kind of flora and fauna the park can have.  Skaggs says the program is designed to work with teachers of children from kindergarten through fifth grade. She points out that many of the teachers who are using the program have been here in the summer – having participated in a program called “teacher-ranger-teacher” where they have worked as a seasonal interpretive ranger, and then return home to build curricula about national parks, and more specifically, about Grand Teton National Park. Skaggs says the Snowdesk webcast is one of several educational outreach programs the park provides along with traveling trunks of educational artifacts and the new eHike program introduced last week.  She adds that it is hoped the educational exposure of the park will ultimately lead to the children traveling with their families to visit the park they saw in the classroom.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
  • 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 […]

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