Pura Vida

Pura Vida Summer Sessions 2017

The eighth year of Pura Vida in Grand Teton National Park was another great success. There were a total of 21 students and 30 family members who participated in the middle and high school sessions that aim to introduce the local Latino community to their backyard national park.

Exploring the Impact of Pura Vida by Teddi Hofmann

The Foundation-funded Pura Vida (PV) program in Grand Teton National Park started in 2010 as a means to address the lack of engagement of local Latino youth and their families in the park. As a graduate student at the University of Wyoming, Teddi Hofmann, a former Teton Science Schools field instructor for PV, decided to focus her research on the efficacy and impact of this program.

Connecting to Culture and Place by Teddi Hofmann

Grand Teton National Park Foundation partners with Teton Science Schools (TSS) and Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) to offer meaningful outdoor experiences to local Latino middle and high school students through the Pura Vida program. Teddi Hofmann worked as an instructor for Pura Vida from 2011 to 2014. Here she shares how this experience had an impact on her.

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