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Wyoming State Parks
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Kids eXtreme

Every Kid in a Park

For the second year, Wyo Parks is partnering with state and federal partners in celebration of the National Park Service 100th year anniversary. As part of this effort, Wyo Parks will sponsor and promote “Every Kid in a Park”, an initiative set forth by the White House.

The “Every Kid in a Park” program provides every 4th grader nationwide the opportunity to obtain a pass that grants the student and their family free admission to more than 2,000 federally managed lands including national parks, monuments, forests, wildlife refuges and more. 4th graders, as well as parents and educators, can get passes by visiting the program’s website at: www.everykidinapark.gov

As a complement to the federal program, Wyo Parks will honor the “Every Kid in a Park” passes through August 31, 2017. Passes are good for free entrance/day use at any Wyoming state parks, historic sites, or recreation areas.

How to use the ‘Every Kid in a Park’ pass at Wyo Parks locations

Official Rules

2017 “Every Kid in a Park” Program Guidelines Printable Version PDF Document

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
Apr
22
Wyoming Territorial Prison Spring Exploration
Location: The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070, USA

Celebrate National Environmental Education Week with us. This FREE event takes place from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site. Come observe, explore and learn about plants, animals, birds, kids in national parks & more! For more information call (307) 745-3733.

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


May
04
Outdoor Recreation Task Force Public Listening Session
Location: Campbell County Public Library, 2101 S 4J Rd, Gillette, WY 82718, USA

The Outdoor Recreation Task Force will develop policy recommendations for Governor Mead’s consideration. Recommendations may include principles to guide and identify the benefits of outdoor recreation, outline efforts to expand business opportunities and improve recreation infrastructure in the state's second largest industry.

The Listening Sessions are held in communities where regular Task Force Meetings are not held. This is designed as a way to update the public and provide an outlet for comments.

For more information visit: http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/ORTF.aspx?tab=0

Time: 6 - 7 p.m.


May
13
Gowdy Grinder Mountain Bike Race
Location: Curt Gowdy State Park in Aspen Grove

The Gowdy Grinder is a cross country mountain bike race that takes place on the trails of Curt Gowdy State Park in southeastern Wyoming. The beginner races are on a course with a handful of short technical sections, but mostly smooth riding. The more advanced categories will find plenty of the challenging riding typical of Curt Gowdy. Come out for a great day of racing and reconnecting with your riding pals (or rivals) for the spring. Visist http://gowdygrinder.com/ or email nat@laramieracing.com for more information.

Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


May
20
Guernsey Dark Skies Program
Location: Guernsey State Park, 2187 Lakeside Shore Dr, Guernsey, WY 82214, USA

Guernsey State Park is the ultimate place to learn about and enjoy Wyoming's night skies. Located miles from any major city and potential light pollution, visitors can enjoy the splendor of the night skies. Mead Technologies graciously donated several LX90 and ETX90 Observer scopes for our Dark Skies program. You may observe the night skies through one of our telescopes or bring your own. Rangers will provide a map and guide you through the various constellations, milky way and planets.

For more information call (307) 836-2334

Time: 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.


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