Earth Day Celebration
April 27, 2019
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West celebrates Earth Day with free admission all day on Saturday, April 27 (the weekend following “official” Earth Day). We are currently planning all of the fun and educational activities that will take place in the afternoon, so check back here in the coming weeks to find out more!
Expect family-fun activities coordinated by our creative Interpretive Education Department staffers. And you won’t want to miss the fun and competitive Recycled Vehicle Race (details below). The birds of our Draper Museum Raptor Experience—who are, as you would expect, big fans of Earth Day—make appearances with their friendly and knowledgeable “raptor wrangler” handlers.
Another important part of our Earth Day celebration is the Exhibitors Hall, where community organizations and conservation agencies set up to share what they know about the importance of conserving the planet. Last year, exhibitors included Audubon Rockies, Bureau of Land Management, City of Cody Recycling Center, Cody Lions Club, Draper Museum Raptor Experience, Nature Conservancy, Northwest College Biology Department, Park County Weed & Pest, Science Kids, Shoshone River Farms/Farmer’s Market, Stone Soup Studios, U.S. Forest Service, Wild West Electric Vehicles, Wyoming Game & Fish, Wyoming Rising Northwest, and Yellowstone National Park.
Preliminary details about the Recycled Vehicle Race:
Create a personalized and unique recycled vehicle from collected materials, and race it down a ramp against other cars during our Earth Day celebration. Learn about the value of recycled materials as well as basic principles of speed and motion.
Who can enter?
Open to all! Be sure to register for the appropriate age category. Cash prizes for each age group!
- Class A: Participants 10 years of age or younger on the day of the event.
- Class B: Participants 11 years of age or older on the day of the event (including adults).
Cars should be built by the primary person entering the competition. If the participant is a child, adult guidance is allowed.
Registration details coming soon!
News from last year:
In 2018, Wild West EV installed an electric car charging station at the Center, just west of the Robbie Powwow Garden at the southeastern corner of the property.