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Trails Center
 
Release Date: 07/16/14
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-261-7603    

Educator Workshop at the Trails Center


The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center will host an educator workshop on Aug. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hands-on, two-day workshop is open to all educators, volunteers, or parents who value outdoor education.

Workshop/Registration Flyer

On Aug. 13, Digital Bridge to Nature will be presented by Watchable Wildlife, Inc. Participants will learn how to use digital cameras as a tool to encourage students’ exploration of the outdoors. Photography experts will prepare participants to utilize photographic exploration as a means to teach core curriculum.

Project Wild and Project Learning Tree training will begin the afternoon of Aug. 13 and continue through Aug. 14.  The Project Wild K-12 curriculum focuses on wildlife and habitat, and the Project Learning Tree activities are designed to help young people learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think, about complex environmental issues. A special Wyoming specific supplement will be offered at the training.

Participants may choose one or both programs.  The cost is $40 and includes several curriculum guides, activity materials, and snacks.  Professional Teaching Standards Board and university credit are available for an additional cost with participation in the full two-day workshop.  For information and to register, contact Stacey Moore at samoore@blm.gov or call (307) 261-7787. Space is 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 seasonal hours, and is open Tuesday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 07-16-2014