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2021 Artist-in-Residence Program
The Bureau of Land Management is accepting applications beginning April 5 through April 30, 2021 for its summer Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program, in Casper, Wyoming, hosted by the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and the Casper Field Office. The focus for this artistic opportunity is upon the National Historic Trails that cross eastern Wyoming, including the California, Mormon Pioneer, Oregon, and Pony Express trails.
Selected artists are provided with a creative, unique environment in which to generate artistic works and share their works with the public. Artistic expertise, professionalism, and creative use of artistic media are encouraged. Selected artists receive a one-week residency at NHTIC (hotel or camping options) from June through September. Professional artists of various medium will be given equal consideration and all are encouraged to apply.
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.
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.
BLM interpretive staff is 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.
The NHTIC education and interpretive staff is pleased to offer an array of live virtual interpretive programming beginning in Fall 2020. Virtual programs are catered to schools, homeschools, and anyone interested in learning more about the National Historic Trails and other topics. Program opportunities are scheduled and provided at convenient times throughout the week. Check the Virtual Programs page for the current program offerings. Contact Blm_wy_trailscenter@blm.gov or call 307-261-7700 for more information or to schedule a program.
All requests for research assistance should be sent via email to Blm_wy_trailscenter@blm.gov or call the NHTIC Director at: 307-261-7700
Downloadable Youth Activity Books: