You know that silly feeling you get when it’s almost time to go back to camp? or when it’s almost Christmas? The Teton Trip is a kind of Christmas/camp combination. And it’s almost that time again…
The 2009 Teton Trip leaves STL for the Teton Science School in Kelly, WY on Sunday 25 January 2009. As we get our gear together over Christmas break, I wanted to share these pictures from the 2008 trip with you. (The snow is already falling in Kelly as I am writing this post. Heh heh…)
Above: Writing and Art Instructors Michael Booth and Kristin Serafini with matching weasel hats.
Some discoveries happen in the classroom (above)… but most of them happen outside! (below)
Beginnings: journalling, x-country skiing, and hoohas.
Can you spot the moose. It’s the blob surrounded by falling snow.
This could be the picture for the definition of a winter wonderland.
Michael Booth talks to the students about the relationship between science and art.
The students are soaking it in.
Krisitin gets in on the teaching.
In this atmosphere, the students can rediscover their joy of learning.
Ian finds a comfortable position for journaling.
Students working on Blind Contour drawing with a walnut.
X-country skiing out in the fresh powder.
The first fall. Delali became expert at the art of getting up after falling.
Kevin finds a great place to lounge for lunch.
We break out the hoohas for lunch.
Students ski under a natural arch.
We got a short peak at Grand Teton through the clouds.
Our cabin is in the background in the middle of the frame.
We arrived at the Jackson Hole, WY airport at about 11:30pm Sunday night. The waxing half moon helped us find our cabins at the Teton Science School. We probably had the kids in bed by 1am, and got a late start the next morning. We pushed breakfast back to 8:30am Monday morning. This is what I saw on Monday 29 January 2007 when I stepped out of my cabin (Sleeping Indian) at 8:19am.
Group photo – 2007
Back: LP (Trip Leader), Jody (Host), Ellen (Writing Instructor), Alyssa (Sponsor), Christian, Mike (Teton Faculty) Cédric, Nate, Brock (Sponsor), Adrienne (Teton Instructor), Andrew (Teton Instructor), Kristin (Art Instructor)
Middle: Jodie, Andrés, Charlotte, Rachelle, Nick
Front: Caroline, Karlin, Dana, Samuel, Keith
Our plane for the trip home.
Morning hike up to Coyote Rock. (-40 F w/wind chill)
Snowshoeing up to Coyote Rock in the morning.
Breakfast in the snow.
One last rise to the top.
View from Coyote Rock
Fabulous Five: LP, Ellen, Kristin, Brock & Alyssa.
Out of the wind.
Caroline adds color to her journal.
Cédric adds to the community journal.
Loving the field work — reading tracks.
Nate working with his group on their science project presentation.
Karlin doing some journaling.
Samuel listens to his group as they get ready to defend their hypothesis.
Sunset on the Teton Range.
Grand Teton sunset.
Listening to Beth McIntosh concert.
A concert in the lodge. The students loved the soulful, earthy music.
Beth McIntosh picks a thoughtful tune.
Bald Eagle on Telephone Pole. Spotted by Christian on return trip from Elk Refuge.
Standing to get good shots of the Elk.
Binoculars were useful to get a closer look.
A lot to see on the Elk Refuge.
Approaching Elk on their daily trek from the feeding area.
Young Elk learning to fight.
Bambi has the largest rack on the refuge.
Sleigh ride out to the Elk herd.
Moose walking through camp in the morning.
Near the end of the Snowshoe trail.
One last hill before home.
Finding a new vantage point to gather clues about the nature of the Teton Range.
Making a journal entry.
Back to studies.
A little time for playing in the snow. A frisbee diversion.
Looking for signs to answer to the question, “What happened here?”
The group gets a lesson on gathering clues and observing the surroundings.