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Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

About this photograph

Margery H. Freeman
Date created
January 1986
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
This photograph copyright ©1986. All Rights Reserved

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Male elk sparring with antlers on the National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole, WY

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Male elk sparring with antlers on the National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The refuge was created in 1912 to provide a winter home for around 7,500 elk. It consists mostly of meadow and marsh, habitats that welcome foraging elk. Many of the elk spend their summer in Grand Teton National Park, located just north of the refuge.

The original park was created in 1929, but the park was expanded in 1950 when these lands were combined with the Jackson Hole National Monument and 35,000 acres donated by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. to create the current Grand Teton National Park. Elevation ranges from 6,400 feet to 13,770 feet at the summit of Grand Teton. The park contains forest, meadows, marshlands, and the magnificent Teton Range, as well as snowfields and 12 glaciers. Snow covers the park from November to April, and temperatures as low as -63 degrees Fahrenheit have been recorded. The flora and fauna of the park have adapted to this harsh climate by way of hibernating or migrating when the going gets tough.