Throughout the season (June through September) we host many events at the UWS-NPS Research Station at the AMK Ranch. Check back throughout the season to see what we have going on. Or sign up for our mailing list to be notified as soon as new information becomes available.

View or print our 2024 Summer Seminar Series and Special Events.


Each summer we host diverse speakers as part of our Hank Harlow Summer Seminar series. Join us Thursday evenings for a BBQ at 5:30 PM, followed by the seminar at 6:30 PM ($10 suggested donation for attendance including food). Seminars will also be available via Zoom. Make sure to subscribe to our mailing list to get the Zoom link each week.

One of Clara Fullerton's (2023 summer staff) pre-seminar white board drawings!

One of Clara Fullerton's (2023 summer staff) pre-seminar white board drawings!

2024 Hank Harlow Summer Seminar Series

Two people measuring a large fish

Big fish eat little fish: An expanded framework to guide aquatic resource management, William Fetzer

June 20 @ 5:30 pm MDT Dr. Fetzer’s research focuses on understanding how freshwater ecosystems respond to human-driven changes, such as climate change, invasive species, and nutrient loading. Recent projects aim to understand the importance of environmental conditions…

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NPS Photos

Rooted in restoration: Collaborative sagebrush management practices and strategies, Laura Jones and Anne Beeman

June 27 @ 5:30 pm MDT Anne is a botany master’s student at the University of Wyoming studying sagebrush restoration management strategies in Grand Teton National Park. Specifically, she is observing how tilling treatments and seed mix ratios…

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A small chamber ensemble performing in front of the fireplace in Berol Lodge

The Wyoming Festival: New music in the mountains

July 11 @ 5:30 pm MDT Music composers­–inspired by the history, nature, science, and culture of the Teton region­–write music for virtuosic performers from the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. Enjoy a BBQ at 5:30 followed by the seminar at 6:30, with a…

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A historic photo of a woman playing violin under the awning of an old cabin with the Teton Mountains and Jackson Lake in the background

Compliments of Hamilton and Sargent, or What Really Happened at the Historic AMK Ranch, Maura Jane Farrelly

July 18 @ 5:30 pm MDT Edith playing violin, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum Maura Jane Farrelly is Associate Professor and Chair of American studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She is the author of three books: Papist Patriots: The Making of an American Catholic Identity (2012)…

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bluebird sitting on a post

Special Event | WYOBIRD

July 20 @ 8:00 am Mountain bluebird, Join the Wyoming Bird Initiative for Resilience and Diversity (WYOBIRD) at the AMK Research Station on Saturday, July 20th for a full day event. More information coming soon! UW-NPS Research Station Amk Ranch Rd Moran, WY 83013 …

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Black and white historic photo of a someone crouched behind a camera set on a large rock with mountainous terrain and a railroad in the background

When the cameras came: Photography and the American West, Dr. Rachel Sailor

July 25 @ 5:30 pm MDT Dr. Rachel Sailor is a professor of art history and American studies at the University of Wyoming. Her research interests include the history of photography, landscape studies, and regional cultural production. She has published two books…

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A large gray owl, flying low and reaching its talons into snow
A person crouches at the base of a glacier, collecting samples

The first 10 years of the Teton Alpine Stream Research project: What we’ve learned and where we’re going, Lusha Tronstad and Scott Hotaling

August 8 @ 5:30 pm MDT Lusha Tronstad is the invertebrate zoologist at the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, University of Wyoming. She studies invertebrates of management and conservation concern, and is an expert on aquatic invertebrates, mollusks and pollinators…

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Past Seminars

Weren’t able to attend a seminar you wanted to see? Curious about what the past seminars have been? Watch videos of seminars beginning in 2014.

The Wyoming Festival – New Music in the Mountains

The Wyoming Festival brings together composers and performers of new classical music, with an emphasis on nature, ecology, and creativity. Each year select composers are invited to attend and their pieces are played by local musicians. Several performances are open to the public at the end of the event to showpiece their creations.

See a video profile from one of the 2016 composers, Ayala Asherov Kalus.

Videos and Programs

2023: Concert Recording | Program
2018: Recordings | Program
2017: Program
2016: Recordings

A video playlist of previous Wyoming Festival concerts is available to view on our YouTube channel.