Volunteer and stage coach at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming. Volunteers assist with the river crossing reenactment at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming. Volunteer at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming. The Inscription Wall in the Trails Center showcases exact replicas of emigrant names found along the trails. Volunteer with school children at the Trails Center in Casper, Wyoming.
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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Jr. Explorer

Junior Explorer logo.

NHTIC logo.

BLM’s Junior Explorer program helps introduce young explorers to the lands and resources that the BLM manages. Our Pioneer Program Activity Book focuses on western trail heritage in Wyoming. This history has influenced the American culture you see today.

Children can work through the activities on their own or invite a parent or adult they know to join them. Complete the number of activities for the appropriate age group.

  • Ages 7 or under please complete five circles.  (5•) 
  • Ages 8 to 11 please complete ten circles.  (10•) 
  • Ages 12 and over please complete all activities.

Then say the Junior Explorer pledge on the back cover, sign the certificate, and you’re on your way to exploring and protecting America’s public lands.

Pioneer Program

Jr. Explorer Activity Book.
Answer Key

To receive a Jr. Explorer badge from the NHTIC mail your completed booklet to the following address:

NHTIC - Jr. Explorer
1501 N. Poplar Street
Casper, WY 82601

As a Junior Explorer you will:

          EXamine historical connections. 
               Promote wise stewardship of your land and resources. 
                    Learn about your heritage. 
                         Observe the surrounding landscapes. 
                              Reveal observations and trail history to others. 
                                   Empower your mind with knowledge