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“A highlight of our visit!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools

Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools is Jackson Hole's original and oldest wildlife safari specialists. Wildlife Expeditions is one program area of Teton Science Schools, a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization. We have a well-earned reputation of locating all kinds of wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We provide fascinating educational experiences in a fun and relaxed environment. Animals that may be observed during our expeditions include elk, moose, bison, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, mule deer, wolves and bears. All trips are led by our staff biologists in custom safari-style vehicles. High quality optics and amenities are provided for all participants.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Gainesville, Georgia
1 review
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“A highlight of our visit!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We spent a terrific 4 hours with Erik on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science School. He was incredibly knowledgeable and a gracious host and ambassador. In a short time we saw big horn sheep, elk, moose, bison, coyote and several bird species. It was a highlight of our week and I am grateful that we got to experience this important part of the natural history of this area. Thanks Erik and Teton Science School!

Visited March 2013
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Jared B, Manager at Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
You are welcome! Now, we would like to thank you for your review. Erik is a great ambassador of Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. While we do make our living enjoying this unique landscape; we look at this resources not as a commodity but rather as our community. We hope to share its unique features, residents and history with others. Great job Erik.
Thank You,
Jared Baecker
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“Knowledgable staff wonderful equipment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Okay our guide and the set up for our wilderness experience would get a 5 but the advice I received for a full day versus a 1/2 day gets a 3. Basically for a family of 4 (with teens) its a very expensive day and probably the most pricy activity we have done as a family, and seriously the exciting animal sightings for a winter trip all happened early so there was no value added (but hundreds of dollars added) to going full day. With that said, maybe in the summer it is worth it.
Now for the 5 rating. Our guide Eric was great. We got to see Elk, Sheep, Bison, A tree full of mature eagles, moose hanging out in the woods and a whole pack of wolves. The wolves were amazing, four greys with a black who seemed to be the leader. Our guide was knowledgeable about the animals as well as the geological history which was super. The gear is top notch. Anyone can visit the park, but to have high powered scopes and a great vehicle to go around is special. Though really the expertise of the staff is the value of the trip. One really great thing about picking this provider is its a school so the funds go into supporting education initiatives rather than a corporate pocket.

Visited March 2013
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Jared B, Manager at Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. This review demonstrates personal highlights and low points for this guest.

We are proud of the feedback regarding Erik, our vehicle and equipment. I believe this information is most relevant. Erik's knowledge of Greater Yellowstone natural history is immense. Sometimes the wildlife is so close you actually need to back away. For other sightings we utilize high quality binoculars and spotting scopes. This particular expedition was vehicle based; therefore the roof hatches are great for photographing and watching wildlife. We are glad that you enjoyed Erik, the wildlife encounters and our equipment.

We disagree about the value of the full day Wildlife Discovery Expedition. I respect the guests’ statement. However, we believe that when traveling with nature/natural history as the primary focus more time in the field is always better than less. Unfortunately, not all participants are as ambitious for searching for more wildlife encounters as we are.

Thank you for sharing your personal experience and preferences with others.
Jared Baecker
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Jackson, Wyoming
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“Great for a Large Group Wildlife Watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

We spent two days with Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools viewing winter wildlife in Jackson Hole. The vehicle was a new 12 passenger bus/van that gave our group of 10 a comfortable ride and excellent viewing from the roadways in Grand Teton National Park. We saw moose, elk, bison, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, otters, coyotes, and foxes in our two days. We were also treated to a rare viewing of pronghorn in Jackson during the winter, which is exceptional because most pronghorn migrate out of the valley. Our guide from Teton Science Schools had outstanding knowledge of the local ecology, anthropology, and geology of the Tetons and Jackson Hole.

Visited February 2013
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Jared B, Manager at Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Chris, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your two days spent with Brad Cole. Brad enjoys working with your guests and Wildlife Expeditions whole heartedly supports the work of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Pronghorn in February, who would have guessed. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the pronghorn can make it through this light winter. We hope to see you again next winter. Thank You, Jared Baecker
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“A Jackson Hole vacation would not have been complete without this adventure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

It was our first time to Jackson Hole and a travel friend organized this outing, having done it previously herself. A full day, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM packed with sightings of moose, bald eagles, bison, coyote, elk, trumpeter swans and big-horn sheep. Our photos are amazing. Sean brought two telescopes for us to see the wildlife and we were even able to photograph the animals using our cameras held to the lens of the telescope, making some of our shots as close to National Geographic quality as we amateurs could hope for. Sean was a fountain of information, passionate about his surroundings and happy to share many factoids with us. Great to be in the presence of one so young and educated about both the history of the area and the present-day inhabitants. Museum time, lunch, snacks, binoculars, and a horse-drawn sleigh ride to the elk preserve all included. Our three couples traveling together (we were alone with Sean in our van) rated it a must-do for anyone visiting this beauteous place.

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Jared B, Manager at Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Great, thorough review of your Wildlife, Art and Sleigh Expedition. Kudos ot Sean for making such an impression and providing a meaningful experience. We are thrilled to learn about the success of the expedition. We hope those photos can help keep your memories of Grand Teton, the National Elk Refuge and Teton Science Schools alive for years to come. Thank You, Jared Baecker
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Texas
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“Excellent choice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our expedition with Brad Cole. He was very knowledgeable about the many animals that we had an opportunity to observe. Not only did he answer our many questions about the wildlife, but he was very accommodating to assure that we were comfortable during the expedition. We only had one day to spend in Jackson Hole and at the end of the day we truly felt that the hours we spent with Brad were very well spent!

Visited January 2013
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Jared B, Manager at Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our program and Brad Cole. Education and comfort all in one package. We believe strongly that our guests should leave our program with a greater understanding of the complex ecology of Greater Yellowstone. Equally important is that our guests feel comfortable, safe and well looked after. Good job Brad. Thank You, Jared Baecker
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