Grand Teton National Park Foundation

educational talks: focused topics

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Summer 2012
Stay tuned for upcoming summer events in Grand Teton. See you in the park!

Opening dates and fees for Grand Tetonís 2012 season can be found here.

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The Science Behind Climate Change

Meteorologist Arthur Meunier of the National Weather Service will present a special program on climate change.

June 30, 2010
Colter Bay Visitor Amphitheater
9 p.m.

Naturalist's Choice

A variety of special programs will be available throughout the summer. Please check at any park visitor center for details or call (307) 739-3654. Reservations may be required.

June 6 - September 5, 2011
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center porch or Jenny Lake Visitor Center

Indian Arts and Culture

Handicap accessible

Join a ranger for an in-depth look at a facet of American Indian art and culture.

June 20 - August 30, 2011 Tuesdays only
Colter Bay Visitor Center auditorium

Map Chat

Handicap accessible

From the parkís geologic story to the variety of wildlife that call this park home, this program will give you insight into the stories behind the scenery.

June 6 - September 5, 2011
Craig Thomas Discovery and Vistor Center relief map
10:30 a.m., 30 minutes, every day

Nature in a Nutshell

Handicap accessible

Short on time? Explore Grand Tetonís diverse natural world in 20 minutes. Topics vary.

June 6 - September 5, 2011
Craig Thomas Discovery and Vistor Center relief map
3:30 p.m., 20 minutes, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Climbing the Tetons

Have you ever wondered how mountain climbers get to the top of peaks like the Grand Teton? Join a ranger for a talk on climbing in the Tetons. This program does not provide climbing instruction, but will provide an introduction to some techniques that climbers use.

June 14 - August 20, 2011
Jenny Lake Visitor Center flagpole
3 p.m., 45 minutes, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Tipi Demo

Handicap accessible

Join a ranger to learn about the structure the plains Indians called home.

June 21 - August 31, 2011, Wednesdays only
Colter Bay Amphitheater
9:00 a.m., 45 minutes, Wednesdays only

Astronomy Day

Topics will include telescopes, planets, meteor showers, light pollution, galaxies, star clusters, and other astronomical objects. Observe the sun with specially equipped telescopes in the afternoon. In the evening join Ranger Bob Hoyle for the program "Watchers of the Sky" followed by stargazing in cooperation with the Jackson Hole Astronomy Club.

July 31, 2011
Colter Bay Visitor Center
all day

Eco Chat

Handicap accessible

Chat with a ranger about our changing landscape and how the sustainable features of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve allow us to care for this special place.

June 5 - September 5, 2011, every day
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center porch
2:00 p.m., 30 minutes, every day
Minimal Walking Required, Difficulty: Easy

Critter Chat

Handicap accessible

Every day a different animal or insect is the star of this fun, family friendly program.

June 5 - September 5, 2011, every day
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center porch
4:00 p.m., 30 minutes, every day
Minimal Walking Required, Difficulty: Easy

Shoshonean Days

Learn about the Shoshone culture: includes presentations by Shoshone tribe members, video presentations and art demonstrations.

September 7 and September 8, 2011
Colter Bay Visitor Center
all day

Teton Weather

Meteorologist Chris Jones of the National Weather Service will present a special program on Teton weather.

July 16, 2010
Colter Bay Amphitheater
9 p.m.

Building Green

Handicap accessible

Learn about the innovative design techniques and sustainable features that make the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve a model for energy and environmental design.
GROUP SIZE: 10. ROUND-TRIP DISTANCE: Minimal walking required. DIFFICULTY: easy.

June 7 - September 6, 2010
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center porch
1:30 p.m., 30 minutes, every day
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