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    Grand Teton

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  • Bears are active in Grand Teton

    Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »

  • Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle

    An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »

Learning Links

Explore the following links to educational websites and learn about Grand Teton National Park and its geology, plants, animals and more!

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

Become a Junior Ranger. Ask about this special program just for kids when you visit the park or click on The Grand Adventure link below for fun activities.

Geology of Grand Teton National Park
Park Fact Sheet, park acreage, statistics, wildlife, etc.
The Grand Adventure, a newspaper for kids with fun activities.
Color a Picture, a coloring page for kids.
Student Bibliography, a list of books to help you learn about the park.
Student Study Guide, a general guide about the park.

ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIPS

"Tails from the Tetons" Electronic Field Trip Grand Teton National Park was featured in an Electronic Field Trip, developed as a partnership between the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, Ball State University, and Best Buy Children's Foundation. Anyone can participate from home or from the classroom. This program focuses on the animal communities of Grand Teton National Park and was developed for grades 3 through 8. Your class can enjoy access (fees apply to some activities) to:

  • Play hi-tech, entertaining, and educational games.
  • Watch 'webisodes' on a variety of park-related topics ranging from animal tracks to geology to fire ecology.
  • Access teacher-created lessons and activities to use in your classroom
  • View the exciting live broadcast, which aired across the country from Grand Teton National Park in October of 2007.

Visit: http://www.bsu.edu/eft/home2/20current.htm

For more information about Electronic Field Trips: http://www.bsu.edu/eft/home2/11whatIsAnEFT.htm

Connecting Kids to Nature
Outside in Nature: http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside.aspx

Fire
Fire Education & Prevention in the park and Bridger-Teton National Forest: fire facts, management, and prevention information.

General
Web Rangers! Cool, interactive programs and activities available online. A National Park Service Website with educational games for kids.
Learn NPS: The Learning Place, a Web resource for teachers.
Links to Learning, educational links and activities for students and teachers, organized by park site.
Kids on the Web, U.S. Department of Interior Webpage for kids with links to other agencies, such as the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Kids Planet, activities and games for kids and curriculum for teachers in Spanih and English.

Geology
Teaching Geology with national park examples, a resource for teachers.
Teaching About Air Resources with national park examples, a resource for teachers.
Geology Tour of national parks, a resource for teachers and students arranged by geology subject and park.
Geology of Grand Teton National Park

History
Teaching with Historic Places, a resource for teachers.

Plants
Celebrating Wildflowers, educational links for teachers and students, featuring wildflower artwork by kids.

Wolves
Scholastic: Gray Wolves of Yellowstone, educational information about wolves, as well as learning activities for kids on many topics and lesson plans for teachers.

Did You Know?

Bill Menors Ferry

Did you know that until the 1890s no one had settled on the west bank of the Snake River in the central part of Jackson Hole? William “Bill” Menor built a ferry at Moose to shuttle patrons across the river, the only reliable crossing point between Wilson and Moran.