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Sneak Peek: For the Love of Canines

October 21, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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FREE to Museum members and included in the cost of general admission.
This is an exciting opportunity to preview a new exhibit prior to its public opening.

Meet in the King Gallery at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Join us for a preview of our new exhibit For the Love of Canines. Special guests Taylor Phillips, founder of Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow and owner of Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures, and Tenley Thompson General Manager of Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures will speak about the ecology and biology of foxes, coyotes, and wolves as well as their experience with wild canines in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. They will give insight into how visitors connect with wild canines and the relationship these animals have with their environment and answer questions about their often little-understood daily lives.

Sneak Peek attendees receive 10% off in Palate restaurant when dining for lunch after the event!

About our guest speakers:

Taylor Phillips

EcoTour Adventures Founder Taylor Phillips grew up exploring the forests and natural areas outside of Richmond Virginia. While attending Boarding School in Pennsylvania where his love of the outdoors led to planning and organizing adventures for the school’s outdoor program. After receiving a degree in Environmental Studies and Philosophy Taylor moved to Jackson Hole, working as a Naturalist and Science Educator. Taylor is a certified Wilderness First Responder and PSIA certified Cross Country Instructor.

Taylor Founded EcoTour Adventures in 2008 with the goal of offering visitors a more meaningful experience than the standard sightseeing tour. By connecting guests directly to the diverse wildlife and wild places of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, it is Taylor’s hope that they will be inspired to steward the natural world around them.

In 2021 Taylor, along with the EcoTour Adventures Team and other partners founded Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow, an initiative that inspires businesses and individuals who depend upon Wyoming’s Wildlife to help fund on-the-ground projects that make a difference. Taylor is currently a board member for the fiscal sponsor of Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow, The Wildlife Fund.

Tenley Thompson

Tenley is a wildlife biologist by training and professional wildlife photographer. She was born just outside Washington DC and spent her time as a child between Jackson Wyoming and Potomac Maryland. She has a degree in Biological Aspects of Conservation from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. After college, she moved back to Jackson to the wildlife and landscapes she loves.

Tenley has been guiding guests on wildlife programs in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for over 15 years. She loves that every trip is different and new and delights in meeting so many wonderful guests from all over the world. Tenley also hosts our Wildlife Wednesday Weekly Round-Up on Facebook live each month.

When not guiding she creates wildlife-inspired ceramics for Grand Teton stores and local shops in the Jackson area. Tenley was a Grand Teton National Park artist in the environment and a Yellowstone National Park Pathways artist. When not out on trips, in the EcoTour Adventures office, or in the artist studio Tenley enjoys skiing, birding, tracking, snowshoeing, photography, hiking, and traveling the world to see as many wildlands as she can. She and her husband are excited to show her young 2-year-old daughter Alta the wonders of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as she grows up in this wonderful place.

Tenley is a certified Wilderness First Responder.


October 21, 2022
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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