U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 06/23/11|
Trails Center Announces Summer Stewardship Camp for Children
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) in cooperation with the Casper Audubon Society and the Tate Geological Museum announces a summer stewardship camp for children.
The half-day camp is in Casper on Wednesday July 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Izaak Walton League Clubhouse, 4205 Fort Casper Road.
This stewardship camp is dedicated to promoting and supporting land stewardship and outdoor education and will focus on the care of our land and our community. Staff members from the different museums will use hands-on lessons to promote a strong sense of wise stewardship.
“Creating community awareness in our younger generation is key to the care and prudent stewardship of our resources,” says NHTIC Education Coordinator, Stacey Moore. Lessons will include: outdoor ethics, Leave No Trace, the importance of volunteering, outdoor activities with games, and preservation.
Students will discover the importance of giving back to their community through volunteering, as well as enjoying group outdoor activities. According to NHTIC Volunteer Coordinator Jason Vlcan, “We want to get the youth outside, and having fun, while learning about how their actions affect our land.”
This stewardship camp is part of the BLM’s “Take It Outside” initiative, which encourages families and youth to explore the great outdoors.
Participation is free and open to all school age children in the first through sixth grades. Pre-registration is required. Contact Stacey Moore at (307) 261-7787 to register. Camp numbers are limited.
The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. 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.
Trails Center 1501 North Poplar Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 06-23-2011|
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