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The inaugural UW Sensory Biology Symposium will be held at the UW-NPS Research Station, located at the AMK Ranch, on Sargent's peninsula just north of Leek's marina and Colter Bay in Grand Teton National Park.
The station is a cooperative effort between UW and the National Park Service to promote research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. To learn more about the station, its history, and the AMK Ranch, check out its website.
All the symposium’s events will be held at the UW-NPS Station at the AMK Ranch. Lodging is also available at the AMK Ranch for participants. Capacity is limited and will fill quickly on a first come, first serve basis.
To learn more about lodging opportunities, go here.
The station is centrally located in the GYE in Grand Teton National Park just north of Leek’s marina, on Jackson Lake, about 1 hour north of Jackson, WY and 20 minutes south of Yellowstone National Park.
Meeting attendees will not need to pay for the National Park entrance fee for Grand Teton National Park. Attendee who wants to visit Yellow Stone National Part may need to pay for the entrance fee for Yellow-Stone National Park only
To see maps and check weather and road conditions, go to the station's website.
Altitude: The research station is 6800 feet above sea level. Before your visit, read about
high altitude health issues and be prepared to prevent altitude sickness.
Bear Country: There are bears around the station. Learn about bear safety and know how to correctly use bear spray. You can also watch the bear safety demonstration held at the station during the 2016 season. The symposium will provide bear spray.
Weather: The weather at the station, and the park in general, can change rapidly. It can snow every month of the year, so be prepared for anything from hot, sunny days to rain or snow. When you are out, keep an eye on the weather and changes.
Cell phone: Cell phone access at the station is limited at the station.
Internet: Internet (via Wi-Fi and two connected UW computers) is available for guest use at Berol lodge. Bandwidth is limited so it should only be used for data-light internet activities such as email. No downloading (or uploading) large files, streaming music of video, or posting media on Facebook.
The symposium coordinators will ask all presentations to not use the internet.