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Jenny Lake Explorer digital application experience now available to visitors in Grand Teton National Park

Junior ranger and junior rangers at heart use Jenny Lake Explorer app to find augmented reality animals along the Discovery Trail

NPS Photo/J. Bonney

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News Release Date: July 13, 2021

Contact: Denise Germann, 307.739.3393

Contact: C.J. Adams, 307.739.3431

MOOSE, WY— Grand Teton National Park Foundation and Grand Teton National Park are pleased to share the launch of the public beta version of the Jenny Lake Explorer App, developed and published by Grand Teton National Park Foundation and available soon on app stores. As a young (or young at heart) visitor explores the Jenny Lake area, they can complete multiple interactive activities on a smartphone or tablet app. The experiences integrate with onsite exhibits, discovery trail, and lake overlooks.

This modern, digital extension of educational displays at Jenny Lake was made possible by Grand Teton National Park Foundation through a generous grant of $250,000 from AT&T. The gift was part of the Jenny Lake Renewal Project—a multi-million-dollar public-private partnership that renewed the park’s most popular destination.

Grand Teton National Park Foundation worked with the National Park Service, University of Maryland KidsTeam, Teton County Recreation District, and Grand Teton National Park to host a two-day discovery workshop. Kids, researchers, rangers, and technologists worked together to develop ideas for the app on site at Jenny Lake. The result is a fun and engaging digital experience that leads users around Jenny Lake while encountering virtual reality wildlife, building mountain ranges, and even summiting the Grand Teton.

“We look forward to young visitors connecting with Jenny Lake in meaningful, memorable ways through this modern digital application,” Grand Teton National Park Foundation President Leslie Mattson said. “We are grateful for AT&T’s generous support to help make this vision a reality.”

“The Jenny Lake Explorer App has been an extraordinary collaboration between Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Grand Teton National Park, and AT&T to bring information directly to the fingertips of the millions of visitors to this unique and beautiful place,” said Guillermo Lambarri, state director of Wyoming, AT&T. “AT&T is proud to contribute to this innovative approach to exploration.”

“Grand Teton looks forward to welcoming and engaging young people as the next generation of park stewards through the new Jenny Lake Explorer app. This app will add a whole new dimension to their park experience and create meaningful connections to Grand Teton and its valuable resources,” said Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Chip Jenkins.

Visit the Grand Teton National Park website for the link to download the public beta version of the Jenny Lake Explorer app before your visit to Grand Teton!

About Grand Teton National Park FoundationGrand Teton National Park Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund projects that protect and enhance Grand Teton National Park’s treasured resources. The Foundation initiates improvements, critical research, and projects that improve visitors’ experiences, creating a solid future for Grand Teton. Since 1997, the organization has raised over $88 million for work-and-learn programs that connect youth to nature, preserve cultural resources, protect wildlife and natural resources, and capital projects such as construction of the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, a $23 million campaign to preserve the 640-acre Antelope Flats parcel, the Inspiring Journeys campaign for Jenny Lake, and the purchase and protection of the last privately-held acre on the Mormon Row Historic District.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

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