Entries by Lindsay Jones

Historic Preservation Month: The Block

Today, the Genevieve Block hosts a cherished community greenspace and historic buildings that are currently home to beloved local business. The Block is not only a community hub, but also provides a glimpse into Jackson Hole’s history. May is National Historic Preservation Month, and in honor of that we recognize the unique historic buildings, properties, […]

Open Space Adventure: Play Archaeology Detective

Archaeologists are like prehistoric detectives. It sounds silly, but by investigating items that have been left behind, we can learn a lot about past peoples. This week it’s your turn to play archaeologist detective & get your hands dirty! While respecting found items, use our Human History and High-Altitude Archaeology worksheet to get outside and […]

Open Space Adventure: Learn to Fish

Are you hooked on riparian zones? Well you’ll love fishing.  Join this week’s special guests for a fishing adventure! Then, head out to a JHLT-protected property like Karns Meadow or R Park to give it a try with your kiddos. Remember, fishing is allowed at R Park for those 16 and under.

Open Space Adventure: Color a Creek

Welcome back to Open Space Adventures! Download these printable pages and let your kiddos bring to life the kind of critters and scenes you might find in riparian zones. Bonus points for heading outside to find artistic inspiration at river, pond, or stream near you! Art: Kay Stratman

Open Space Adventure: Riparian Zones

Over the next two weeks, we invite children and those young at heart to join us on a journey to learn about where the water meets the land. There are likely a few of these areas, called riparian zones, in your neighborhood that you can access by foot, bike, or vehicle! Use this video to help guide you […]

Open Space Adventure: DIY Bird Feeder

Welcome back to Open Space Adventures! Big animals like mule deer and pronghorn aren’t the only ones who migrate. Birds also travel long distances to show up here in Northwest Wyoming — you might even spot spring arrivals like mountain bluebirds or western meadowlarks in your own backyard! Follow along with this Open Space Adventure […]

Landowner Spotlight: Wyoming Wetlands Society at Valley Springs

Heading south out of the hustle and bustle of Jackson, the eye soon relaxes as it is greeted by the open pastures of working cattle ranches and the meandering riparian corridor of the Snake River. The Valley Springs conservation property owned by the Wyoming Wetlands Society (WWS) lies at the forefront of this pleasing landscape. In 2001, […]

Open Space Adventure: Mental Map

 Welcome back to Open Space Adventures! Did you know that migrating animals like mule deer can still find their way in the dark using senses other than sight? Explore the mental maps that guide wildlife migration with your kids by downloading our printable pages in English or Spanish and following along. Photo: Josh Metten of EcoTour Adventures

Open Space Adventure: Animal Migration

Welcome back to Open Space Adventures! Migration is such a cool topic to learn about because there are so many different species from tiny insects like dragonflies and monarch butterflies, to birds like cranes and geese, all the way to pronghorn and mule deer that all migrate. Northwest Wyoming is home to many migrating land […]