Educational Resources

School Tours

Educational tours of the facility by trained docents and interpreters are available. Reservations are required at least two weeks prior to the tour date. To best facilitate a learning environment, the following stipulations apply: 

A maximum of sixty (60) students per tour.  One chaperone for every ten (10) students is required. 

School tour times are scheduled for the morning and afternoon as follows in April and May (tour times are flexible for other months): 

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Noon-2:00 p.m. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Virtual Programming 

The Trails Center offers free virtual programs for your classroom. Virtual programs are catered to schools, homeschools, and anyone interested in learning more about the National Historic Trails and other topics. See below for the current program offerings. Contact the BLM at or call 307-261-7780 for more information or to schedule a program. 

  • Bison Trunk (Grades 2-4): What do bison and the grocery store have in common? Survival! Students will explore bison parts used by Plains Tribes for survival.
  • Children on the Trails (Grades 3-4): Interpreters recount emotional and realistic stories from children's accounts of trail life. Discover how children endured trail monotony by playing games with bison chips, exploring, and working.
  • Trail Basics (Grades 3-4): Why did the pioneers move west? Students will investigate how this migration impacted our nation.
  • Ask a Ranger (all ages): What do you want to know? Interpreters at the Trails Center are knowledgeable about many topics on the Overland Historic Trails and love to share their experience with the students. Students inquiries lead the conversation during this program. 
Classroom Visits

BLM interpretive staff are available for classroom visits and other group presentations within the commuting area of Casper. Talks are offered for all grade levels and community organizations. Topics include emigrant trails and trail life, natural history of the trails, and information on the Bureau of Land Management. 


Other Programs 

Hands on the Land
The NHTIC is a member of the Hands on the Land (HOL) network.  We partner with local schools to teach curriculum on public lands.  To inquire about building new partnerships and programs, please call the Center at 307-261-7700.  For information on lesson plans and the HOL network view the HOL website. 

Research Assistance
All requests for research assistance should be sent via email to or call the NHTIC Director at: 307-261-7700

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