With years of teaching experience, our Resident Naturalist, Roger Smith, is pleased to offer natural history classes for all ages, interpretive displays and on-going wildlife monitoring programs. As well as directing the local and regional library and resource center, Mr. Smith is also in charge of the museum collection; an assortment of high quality bird and mammal specimens.
Growing up traveling and moving, Roger now resides in Jackson Hole managing and operating the 3 Creek Ranch Nature Center, Naturalist Activities, Natural Resource Monitoring and Inventory Program, Outdoor Pursuits Program and The Raptor Center.
Roger received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology as well as his Secondary Teaching Degree from the University of Montana. From there, he went on to the University of Wyoming to get his Master of Science degree in Wildlife Biology.
With a remarkable professional career, Roger now has 8 years of experience as a Grizzly and Black Bear research biologist in Montana, Colorado and Alaska as well as 15 years of experience working as a Raptor biologist in Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. In addition, he has spent 8 years as the Program Director at the Teton Science School and has traveled to Mexico and Africa as a Field Instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
In his spare time, Roger enjoys birding, Alpine and Nordic skiing, cycling, river rafting with his family and reading up on natural history.