Experience the vast beauty of Grand Teton National Park with this summer’s Discovery Field Trip hosted by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Students have the opportunity to explore the shores and islands of Jackson Lake, as well as the intriguing geology of the Teton Mountain Range.
As participants learn about the surrounding nature, they also canoe and camp in Grand Teton National Park. The field trip, designed for students ages 11 − 15, convenes at the Center of the West, August 3, at 8:30 a.m. Participants return from the trip August 5 at 4:30 p.m.
There is limited space, so advanced registration is required. The cost of the camp is $75 for members and $85 for non-members. Individuals who would like to register for the camp are encouraged to visit the website tickets.centerofthewest.org.
Additionally, individuals interested in this field trip may also enjoy the Center’s “Floating through Time” rafting field trip that takes place July 27. The trip is led by Cody Middle School science teacher, Rich Davis. Students have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of the cliffs along the shore, as they “float through time” down the Shoshone River.
“By getting young people out into the field to experience science in such an interactive way, I hope to inspire them to engage in the geologic and outdoor treasures that Cody country has to offer,” notes Davis.
Scholarships are also available for both trips; for more information e-mail Emily Buckles, Interpretive Specialist for Programs and Natural Science Educator, at [email protected] or call her at 307-578-4110.
These field trips, along with several other workshops, activities, and classes for this summer, are made possible through a generous grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation. For more information on similar programs and activities, visit the Learn section.
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Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily for the summer. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page.