Day 3: Sense of Place & Communities

Trip Start May 30, 2009
Trip End Jun 07, 2009

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Teton Science School

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Focus: Sense of Place & Communities

Students were excited to start their first official day at the Teton Science School. We woke up around 6:30 and got our gear ready for the day.  Then, the group headed to the main lodge around 7:00 where they began E-Stations.

At 7:30, students enjoyed a carb-loaded breakfast of pancakes (regular, chocolate chip, and banana) as well as oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, and fruit.

At 9:15, we broke into our field groups for the week.  Each group hiked around the TSS campus and learned about the different communities: conifer, aspen, riparian, sage, and humans.  Students learned how to identify different vegetation as they hiked to different locations.

One group trekked to Coyote Rock, while another made it all the way to the top of Copper Ridge.  Both hikes provided a magnificent view of the Teton Range, as well as our campus.

We had great weather: sunny in the 60s, until about 30 minutes left in the journey when the sky turned dark and it started to drizzle. 

Late this afternoon, students enjoyed a few hours of free time before the night activity.

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