Day 4 – 2019

This morning we were greeted by the magnificent Teton range out in all its glory. Sunny day provided clear views and a gorgeous sunrise and sunset. In the morning, we went to the National Wildlife Art Museum and explored the question, “How does art inspired by wilderness contribute to conservation?” It was powerful to see how students identified ethics expressed in works of art. After the museum, we drove to Miller Butte in hopes of seeing big horn sheep. We were not disappointed! Following the exciting finds, we took a sleigh ride at the National Elk Refuge, learning in depth about the controversial topic of feeding the elk. We wrapped up the evening with a fiery (yet very respectful) debate that highlighted each of the stakeholders who are part of this controversial management practice. We sought consensus and some groups found it. Be sure to ask what their thoughts are on feeding the elk and why!

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