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Wyoming State Parks
Historic Sites & Trails
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2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6323

Kids eXtreme

8th Annual Wyoming State Parks Summer Outdoor Slam!

Where: Curt Gowdy State Park

Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free Admission to the Park & the Event!

Activities:

  • Free Fishing Day
  • Free Admission!
  • And More!

Every Kid in a Park

In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100 year anniversary, the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails is participating in the “Every Kid in a Park” campaign, a program that provides every fourth-grade student nationwide and their family free admission to more than 2,000 National Parks, as well as state parks and historic sites in the Cowboy State.

The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails in partnership with the Wyoming Office of Tourism, Wyoming Department of Education and other state and federal partners have produced and distributed coloring books to Wyoming fourth graders. The Wyoming State Park passes are available at SPHST visitor centers, fee booths and headquarters at 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne, WY. The National Park passes are available at www.everykidinapark.gov For more information check out the press release and Program Guidelines.

2015-16 “Every Kid in a Park” Program Guidelines

View Press Release

Coloring Book PDF Document


 


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Seminoe Activities Guide
Fort Fred Activities Guide
Currious about what to do at State Parks and Historic Sites?
Here is a few fun ideas that you can do at any of our parks or sites!
Print Activity List
State Parks
1. eXamine a stream side rock and look for aquatic insects.
2. eXert on a hike (to a waterfall).
3. eXcellerate down a hill on your bike or on a sled in the snow.
4. eXpel a rock over water
5. eXpress your creativity-draw a picture in the sand-add rocks to make a pattern
6. eXplore the dam or for tracks in the mud (or snow)
7. eXperience your echo or pine needle tea
8. eXpend energy chasing your shadow
9. eXhale next to a campfire or eXtinguish a campfire
10. eXplode with enthusiasm!
Historic Sites
1. eXperience a picnic in the grass.
2. eXpress your creativity- create a dandelion or clover chain
3. eXpend energy following a butterfly or bee
4. eXpand your brain- learn the names of 5 people important to the site/area/era
5. eXamine an artifact- what was it used for, who owned it, what do we use today for the same purpose
6. eXperience, through your imagination, being on a wagon train or hiding in a wagon box or fighting in a battle or cooking on the open prairie
7. eXperiment with a mud pie
8. eXpel a myth about Wyoming’s history
9. eXplain to a friend something new you learned
10. eXplode with enthusiasm




Upcoming Events for Kids Calendar
May
31
Bird Banding - E.K.W. State Park
Location: Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park

E.K.W. State Park has over 40 species of birds, including yellow warblers, cedar waxwings, and downy woodpeckers. As you can imagine, this makes E.K.W State Park a very popular bird watching and bird banding destination.

County: Natrona County

Time: Event Starts at 5:30 a.m.

For more information please contact Zach Hutchinson with Audubon Rockies at (307)-267-7560.


Jun
02
Bird Banding - Keyhole State Park
Location: Keyhole State Park

Keyhole boasts a pristine habitat that makes the park a mecca for both local and migratory bird species. As you can imagine, this makes Keyhole State Park a very popular bird watching and bird banding destination.

County: Crook County

Time: Event Starts at 5:30 a.m.

For more information please contact Dusty Downey with Audubon Rockies at (307)756-3941


Jun
04
Summer Outdoor Slam (SOS)
Location: Curt Gowdy State Park

State Parks Kids eXtreme Event

Activities include: canoeing, fishing, art in the park, bike demos, hands-on outdoor education activities

Family/youth event

FREE to the public

Contact: Ashley Rooney 307-777-6560 or ashley.rooney@wyo.gov

FREE to the public


Jun
11
Dark Cells: Haunt or Hoax
Location: Wyoming Territorial Prison 975 Snowy Range Road, Laramie, WY 82070

• Admission fees apply and reservations required 16 max.
• Night tour of Prison. Learn the science behind paranormal ghost hunts.
Ages 18 and older.

Time: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.


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