What an active day we had! After french toast for breakfast, Bible lesson, and journal/art time, we boarded the vans and went deep into Teton National Park to the renowned Bradley Taggart Lake trailhead. There, we put on snowshoes, learned some basic skills, and set off in our two study groups. To answer today’s essential question – How have major abiotic forces shaped our biotic communities? – we studied the unique geology of the area, better understood what burning can do to a lodge pole pine tree community, and dove into snow science. At the end of the day, the last of our classmates arrived so it is wonderful to all be here. It looks like tomorrow will more cold and clear and again promises to be a fun day packed with learning!