CCSD#2 students get their hands dirty learning about climate factors


Erik Gantt

Caleb Lee and another student fish on the North Platte River at Veterans Island Thursday.

The Teton Science Schools (TSS) brought their Summer Science School to Carbon County School District No.2 (CCSD#2) last week.

The five-day program was focused on weather and climate, and it took the children to several places in the Platte River Valley. Working with a host of local experts, teachers from Saratoga Elementary School, Storer Scholars from the University of Wyoming (UW), and TSS faculty-led studies that included:

• Local community dynamics

• Measuring weather events

• The concept of climate and how it affects human and natural communities

• Pine beetle effects, pik...

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