Wildlife, Geysers & Mountains: A National Park Adventure

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Hike, canoe, and camp in the undisturbed landscapes of Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks!

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About the Trip

Do you want to change the world? There is no better place to find this inspiration than in Yellowstone, our first national park, or at the base of the Tetons, where the Wilderness Act was envisioned. You will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains, iconic geysers, and North America’s most magnificent wildlife, as you immerse yourself in one of the most breathtaking places on earth.

Step out of your comfort zone and discover new confidence as a leader under the guidance of field instructors at the Teton Science Schools. Together, on foot and by canoe, explore Grand Teton National Park. Practice naturalist skills and give back through service as you build long-lasting friendships and create memories of a lifetime with other Girl Scouts from across the nation. View wolves and bears and learn about the inner workings of mysterious thermal features on a two-night camping trip to Yellowstone National Park.

To see and read more about experiences from previous Girl Scouts who have been on this Destination, click for photos from:

2015 Photos

2016 Photos

2017 Photos

Stories & reflections

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Where You Go

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

What to Know

You must be 13-15 years old at the time of the program

Interest in nature, ecology, wildlife biology, sustainability, and leadership

Ability to work well in a team environment

Commitment to leadership: Interest in designing and implementing an action project to share your experience with your friends, family, council, and community

The Dates

July 22, 2018 - July 28, 2018


What to Bring

You will get a list of equipment required (including but not limited to a sleeping bag and solid hiking boots) after your acceptance.

The Cost

Cost to participants: $580

The full Program Fee is $1080. However, all accepted applications (25 max) will receive a $500 scholarship through GSUSA, from the Elliott Wildlife Values Project. You will be required to write an essay about your experience to help thank the scholarship donors.

Program fee covers all program expenses during the event. It does not include transportation to and from Jackson Hole, Wyoming or personal spending money.

A $200 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance to this event. (This deposit goes toward the total event fee.) Final balance is due May 1, 2018.

Download Application Forms
Destinations Application 2018-2019
Contact Information

Teton Science Schools
Jackson, WY
Telephone: 307.734.3724
E-Mail: KCfieldeducation@tetonscience.org