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

  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]
  • Warm Through Saturday, Cooler Weather Arrives Sunday - September 26, 2014
    High pressure continues to be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect abundant sunshine and mainly dry conditions for central and eastern portions of the state, but there could be isolated showers and thunderstorms in far western Wyoming.  Temperatures will remain very warm to hot and about 15-20 degrees above average.  […]
  • CSNN High School Football Game of the Week [AUDIO] - September 26, 2014
    It’s a chance for a pair of 1A teams to prove themselves on the field.  Our Cowboy State News Network high school football game of the week makes a stop at “Yoder Dame” today.  Number four Southeast hosts third-ranked Lingle tonight.  The Cyclones have owned the series recently, but the Doggers are off to a […]

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