The 6th graders at Soldier Hollow Charter School spent last week in Teton, Wyoming at the Teton Science School. Students rode a bus to the campus on Tuesday and returned Friday evening. Students stayed in cabins at the Kelly, Wyoming campus.
The Teton Science School has three main pillars: connection to place, field science, and leadership building through team building challenges. The week’s daily themes and activities focused on these pillars. The first full day’s theme was mapping and GPS. Students hiked in the Grand Teton National Park learning about local environments. Students used mapping skills and GPS to locate where we were throughout the hike. In the evening, an astronomer led an informational and inspiring presentation on our Universe.
The second day was dedicated to science field research. Each field group visited different ecological sites in the area and designed, conducted, and presented on their scientific observations and findings. Students had the opportunity to learn about and explore many sites of historical and biological significance.
On the third day, the 6th graders participated in stewardship projects around the school’s campus to give back to the campus. They helped with some trail work around the campus and they also cleaned buildings around campus. Students worked hard and played hard and had an amazing experience!