I’m ready to walk out into blazing sunlight – it’s 6:00AM and already nearly 80 degrees. I’m about to join the first day of Earthwatch’s Songbirds of the Rockies expedition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I’m field-ready, loaded to the gills with three liters of water, numerous articles of clothing, a notebook, sun hat, rain-jacket, and a “hoorah” – the Teton Science School’s version of a self-packed, Tupperware rectangle into which I have squished my lunch. I try not to list too much to one side as I walk up the pathway to our meeting place.
Teachers take the Rockies, ready to engage in science
The participants on this expedition team are all teachers, ranging from grades K-12 and coming to the Rockies from New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York. I’ve told them that they mirror the map of my life, since I spent my childhood in Jersey, visited family in upstate New…
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