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Wyoming to cover costs for Yellowstone students enrolled in Montana schools

As a temporary fix for a complex, long-term problem, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has announced that the state will cover the $500,000 cost for children living in Mammoth Hot Springs to attend school in Gardiner, Mont. Mammoth Hot Springs, headquarters for the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park, is home to about three dozen students who attend school six miles away in Gardiner. Continue Reading →

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Students learn wilderness first aid at boundary of Yellowstone

Participants in a wilderness first aid course held earlier this month in Gardiner, Mont. take turns as patients and rescuers while simulating a variety of scenarios.

Visitors to Yellowstone National Park's north entrance earlier this month may have wondered what disaster had struck the small town of Gardiner, Mont. But the "patients" and "rescuers" scattered around the Yellowstone Association building just outside Roosevelt Arch were all part of a 2-day wilderness first aid course being offered by the Wilderness Medicine Institute, part of the National Outdoor Leadership School. Continue Reading →

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Jackson Hole students help with trout research project

Nearly 200 Jackson Hole Middle School seventh grade students joined biologists and others from Grand Teton National Park, Trout Unlimited, Teton Science Schools and Wyoming Game and Fish earlier this week to help with a trout research project. The Adopt-a-Trout Field Days at the Gros Ventre Campground on September 24 and 25 saw students rotate through educational stations conducted by various event partners. Continue Reading →

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Popular ‘Snowdesk’ program teaches students about Grand Teton science, ecology

For a third year, Grand Teton National Park interpretive rangers sat behind a news desk made of snow to bring the wonders of winter in northwestern Wyoming to students across America. Rangers interacted with classrooms in California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wyoming through video conference technology from a an outdoor location dubbed the "Snowdesk." Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton and Yellowstone rangers go online to videochat with students

Grand Teton National Park rangers Clay Hanna & Kristen Dragoo broadcast in 2011 from their snowdesk located outside of the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose, Wyo. (NPS photo Ñ click to enlarge)

Interpretative rangers in Grand Teton National Park have just completed an innovative distance learning program called Snowdesk. During each program, rangers connected with students from across the county during live webcasts from outside the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center. Through nine different Snowdesk broadcasts from Feb. 14 to March 15, a total of nearly 650 students from Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California and Wyoming were able to chat via live video with rangers using Skype conferencing technology. Continue Reading →

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