Volunteer and stage coach at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming. Volunteers assist with the river crossing reenactment at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming. Volunteer at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming. The Inscription Wall in the Trails Center showcases exact replicas of emigrant names found along the trails. Volunteer with school children at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming.
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2014 History Club

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March: Mapping Potato Mountains

History club reviewed the basics of a topographic map through discussion of township-range, contour lines, and scale. Members drew individualized maps of their potato mountains to discover how the slope of hills are revealed through the placement of contour lines. Members were also exposed to the concept of using triangulation to find their location on a map.

Mapping Potato Mountains.

February: Cross Country Skiing

During February's club, families and friends took to the trails on Casper Mountain to cross country ski. Several new skiers learned how to balance on the thin skis and to climb hills. It was a wonderful exploration of winter outdoor activities.

Cross Country Skiing.

January: Archive Exploration: Newspapers of the Past

History club members explored the national archives through sound and written word during January's meeting. Students listened to a 1943 recording by the Department of the Interior concerning conservation of home resources. Then they explored newspapers of the past and identified key points of originality in the old papers. Students then created their own paper by modeling their favorite part of the old papers.

Mining for Gold newspaper.