Historic Trails Center hosts Saturday programs for youth

Items children can touch and look at in the National Historic Trails Center.
Items children can touch and look at in the National Historic Trails Center.(Travis Mitchell)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 6:03 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The National Historic Trails Center offers many opportunities to learn about Wyoming history. Throughout the summer and into November, the Trail Center has been hosting events on the weekends to educate local youth.

“This month of October I’m really excited because we are going to delve into topographic maps and teach the youth how to read those topographic maps and improve their maps skills by playing with play dough,” said Stacey Moore, a Trails Center Education Technician.

The youth programming events take place on Saturdays at 10 am. One Saturday out of the month a history club program takes place for one to two hours for children in second to fifth grade.

The other three Saturdays an informal youth program occurs. These events last 30 to 45 minutes. All of the activities include hands-on components. Chaperones are required to attend.

“We did one last week about the pioneer games and it was really fun to introduce them to the various games that were used back in the 18 uh mid 1850s that the kids played. It was a lot of fun,” said volunteer Ken Parks.

The Trails Center will continue hosting these youth education events until mid-November.

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