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Release Date: 06/23/11
Contacts: Lesley Collins    

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. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 06-23-2011