October 20, 2016
BENEFITING: Teton Science School, Inc.
In 4th grade, I attended the Teton Science School and it rocked my world. We explored, we got messy, we learned, and we tried new things. I credit that experience as being the catalyst for my love and pursuit of science. The program was a bit smaller back then, but they have continued to connect people, nature, and place through education, science, and stewardship.
Teton Science Schools have been teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1967. The organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth, and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and its extension, place-based education. Their programs include educational programs for people of all ages, a graduate program, the Teacher Learning Center, Journeys School, Conservation Research Center, and Wildlife Expeditions. The Teton Science School is a 4-star charity where 87% of total expenses is spent on programs and services.