Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Going to the Rodeo!

We have settled in to the routine here at Teton Science Schools, enjoying full days of programming, beautiful weather, and frequent sightings of charismatic megafauna.

Some highlights:
  • Monday night at the Murie Museum viewing specimens collected by Olaus Murie - an amazing collection
  • Tuesday canoeing and hiking around String Lake at the base of the Teton Range; yellow-bellied marmots!
  • Cow and calf moose sighting at Cottonwood Creek, GTNP
  • Bull moose sighting at Snake River in Moose, WY (GTNP)
  • Tuesday evening astronomy program with Sam; we viewed objects including the Ring Nebula, Pluto, Saturn, Cigar Galaxy, and Hercules Globular Cluster
  • Wednesday morning black bear sighting at Signal Mountain
  • Hiking around Jenny Lake to Hidden Falls; we used dichotomous keys to identify mule's ears, meadow salsify, sticky geranium, and thimbleberry. We also saw primroses, balsamroot, columbine, elephant head, mountain lupine and many more wildflowers.
  • In a few minutes we will enjoy bison burgers for dinner and then head into Jackson for the rodeo.


  1. Thanks for the update. It is going to be so exciting to see pictures and hear about these things from the kids when they return. It is nice to have a list to reference all of the amazing things you are doing. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Blessings, Kathy