The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Education Department invites participants to sign up for this summer’s fun and educational activities across the great Yellowstone region. Events fill fast; early sign-up is recommended.
For those looking for a great summer activity for children before school starts up again, the Center offers fun educational opportunities in everything from art to history to science. Workshops in art and photography encourage creative genius, while others encourage time in the Wyoming outdoors to learn geology and natural science.
Summer field trips are available for middle school students, where they will observe wildlife, camp in the forest, learn how to explore nature through art, and make new friends. For the final trip of the season, middle schoolers can also ride horses and learn to fly fish. Participants become scientists, contemplate their role in the natural world, develop leadership skills, and learn to solve complex problems.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to get kids outside, learning from the natural world, and connecting with one another,” comments Interpretive Specialist and Natural Science Educator Emily Buckles.
Advance registration is required for these workshops and can be completed online. In many cases, scholarships may be available.
The Center of the West’s summer educational programs are made possible in part by a grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation.
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page. #100YearsMore