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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  • Group of students with ranger

    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.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Environment, Meteorology, Physical Education, Science and Technology, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    WY
    SC8.1.5 Life Systems 
    SC8.2.1 Science as Inquiry
    SC4.1.4 Properties of Earth Materials
    SC4.1.5 Objects in the Sky
    SC4.1.6 Changes in Earth and Sky
    SC4.2.1 Science as Inquiry
  • View of the Teton Range in winter

    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.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Environment, Physical Education, Science and Technology, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    WY SC4.1.1 Characteristics of Organisms