Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Posts With Tag: Pura Vida

  • Pura Vida Celebrates Ten Years Impacting Local Latino Youth

    Monday, April 29th, 2019

    Pura Vida’s 2019 spring break session recently concluded in Grand Teton National Park and we could not be happier with the week’s successes. Participants spent their time hiking in the park, exploring the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and completing many team building activities. This year, Pura Vida celebrates tens years of introducing local Latino […]

  • Pura Vida Opens Eyes of Local Latino Youth

    Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

    In the middle of July, a group of local Latino middle school students descended on Grand Teton National Park to participate in Pura Vida—a Foundation-funded program that introduces local Latino middle school students to the national park in their backyard. We caught up with Grand Teton National Park’s Education and Outreach Coordinator Christie Haffner to […]

  • Pura Vida Summer Sessions 2017

    Monday, July 31st, 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.

  • Summer in the Tetons with Pura Vida

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

    For one week in July, eleven middle-school Latino students enjoyed a plethora of activities in Grand Teton National Park with the Pura Vida program. They canoed, hiked, explored, learn, and participated in service projects.

  • Pura Vida Spring Break Program Explores Grand Teton National Park

    Thursday, April 28th, 2016

    During the first week of April, 20 local Latino high school students explored Grand Teton National Park with the Foundation-funded Pura Vida program. These students engaged in a plethora of activities throughout the week, from cross-country skiing at Colter Bay to snowshoeing at the Murie Center.

  • Exploring the Impact of Pura Vida by Teddi Hofmann

    Thursday, October 29th, 2015

    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.

  • VIDEO: Pura Vida in Grand Teton National Park

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

    Pura Vida is an experiential, leadership, and mentoring program that offers unique recreation and learning experiences to local Latino students and their families. 2015 marks the sixth year of this successful program, and we are pleased to share our latest video that demonstrates the incredible impact Pura Vida has on the Jackson Latino community.

  • In the Spotlight: Wells Fargo

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

    Known as one of America’s most generous companies, Wells Fargo has a long history of community giving and volunteerism in Wyoming, specifically, Grand Teton National Park.

  • Connecting to Culture and Place by Teddi Hofmann

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

    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.

  • Pura Vida – Engaging Latino Youth in Grand Teton

    Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

    Historically, local Latino youth and their families have visited Grand Teton at much lower rates than other populations. GTNPF has partnered with Grand Teton National Park and Teton Science Schools to create Pura Vida, an outreach program that both educates and engages Latino youth in GTNP.


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