February 27, 2009
Lesley A. Collins
Trails Center Hosts Children’s History Club:
Participation and registration open to children in grades 2nd-5th
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will host a history club for second through fifth grade children starting Saturday, March 21, 2009.
The club will meet from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. Plans are to host the meetings year round.
Each meeting will address a new topic with supporting activities. Example topics are: geology on the trail, why go west, a day on the trail, and women and children’s roles during migration. Participants will play pioneer games and learn to dress in pioneer clothing. Prizes will be awarded throughout the year for attendance and participation.
"My goal is to make history exciting," said Stacey Moore, club coordinator. "I like to see students smiling while they are learning."
The History Club will be limited to 25 participants and registration is required. To register, call Moore at 261-7787.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the Bureau of Land Management the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, WY. Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The BLM manages more land – 258 million acres – than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.