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    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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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 »

Field Trips

A field trip to Grand Teton National Park can enhance curriculum and get your students excited about national parks and wild places! Park rangers will guide your students through the amazing ecology, geology, and history of the park. We offer free education programs all year on a variety of topics. For a list of topics follow this link. Below you will find a more detailed description of our most popular winter field trips - snowshoes and pristine winter environment provided! To reserve a date for any field trip, please e-mail our field trip coordinator - e-mail us or call 307-739-3349. Whether you are with a park ranger or exploring with your students on a self-guided trip, you will need an education fee waiver to enter any areas of the park that are beyond the entrance stations.

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  • Grand Teton National Park

    Weather Wonders

    Weather Wonders

    What lives under the snow? Teaching scientific inquiry is easy when students are curious, and the dramatic Teton range and valley will certainly pique their curiosity. Students use a variety of tools to explore and gather data about winter habitat and snow. This snowshoe hike will have a variety of stops along the way, including an indoor stop to warm up. Program lasts approximately 4 hours. Snowshoes are available for use during the program.

  • Grand Teton National Park

    Winter Challenge

    Winter Challenge

    Students snowshoe in the footprints of Grand Teton wildlife and use their own inferences and observations to understand animal behaviors and adaptations. Park rangers lead students on this hike, stopping along the way examine for animal tracking, games and experiments that demonstrate how animal characteristics help them extreme winters. Students can warm up inside during group activities. Program lasts approximately 4 hours. Snowshoes are available for loan.

Did You Know?

Close-up of a lodgepole pine cone

Did you know that lodgepole pine trees grow on glacial moraines in Jackson Hole? Glacial moraines are ridges of rocky debris left behind as Ice Age glaciers melted. The soil on these ridges retains moisture and is more hospitable to trees than the cobbly, porous soil on the outwash plain.