From Staff Reports
JACKSON, WYO. — There’s an old saying in Wyoming about the capricious whims of Mother Nature: “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes — it will change.” A new short film about summer weather in Grand Teton National Park follows the changes in wind and rain, clouds and thunder as the second in a series of four videos highlighting the natural wonders and hidden beauty of the park.
In collaboration with Grand Teton Association, Grand Teton National Park Foundation has released “Weather in Grand Teton,” aimed at raising awareness about the park using a contemporary and accessible medium that is available online to viewers around the world.
Along with “Day and Night in Grand Teton,” the first film in the series “From Valley to Peak” released last month, all four shorts will include footage of natural phenomena in Grand Teton National Park.
The films were recently completed by Jackson-based videographers Jesse Ryan and Ryan Christopher of New Thought Media.
“Our effort to connect people to the park and to educate them about this amazing resource remains one of the most important components of our mission at the foundation,” said foundation president Leslie Mattson in a statement last month marking the release of the first film. “Projects like this are a great way to spread the wonders of Grand Teton to national park lovers far and wide.”
The four-minute videos showcase a selection of striking natural occurrences through artfully captured landscapes, time-lapse sequences and insightful narration. The two remaining videos in the series will be released monthly in May and June.
The video series is one of the most recent foundation-funded projects, and echoes the organization’s mission to fund initiatives that go beyond what the National Park Service can accomplish on its own. Since 1997, the foundation has raised more than $20 million for education-based capital projects, work-and-learn programs that connect youth to nature and various wildlife research and protection projects.