Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2017
1 – 4 p.m.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West celebrates Earth Day with an afternoon of free admission and Earth Day fun for the whole family. Check out these plans (and click here for a flyer)
Cody Lions Club Tree Giveaway:
The Cody Lions Club hosts their annual tree giveaway out front of the Center of the West beginning at 1 p.m. Stop by to receive yours—but be sure to arrive promptly as supplies are limited and go fast!
Enter a Car in 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.
For complete competition guidelines, click here.
Earth Day Film Festival:
Three documentary films—provided by Jackson Hole WILD—show throughout the afternoon in the Center’s Coe Auditorium:
- 1 p.m. Return of the River (55 minutes)
- 2 p.m. Secret Earth: Yellowstone Supervolcano (45 minutes)
- 3 p.m. Racing Extinction (84 minutes)
Earth Day Exhibitors:
Join community organizations and conservation agencies for exhibits and activities that teach the importance of conserving the planet. The following organizations will have a booth in the Center’s Hub or main lobby
- Adipose Wyoming Trout Unlimited
- Audubon Society
- Bargain Box
- Bureau of Land Management
- Cody Lions Club
- Draper Museum Raptor Experience
- FOAL (Friends of a Legacy)
- Gradient Mountain Sports
- Greater Yellowstone Coalition
- Yellowstone National Park
- The Nature Conservancy
- Northfork Anglers
- Northwest College Biology Department
- Park County Weed and Pest
- Powell Valley Recycling
- Stone Soup Studios
- Trout Unlimited
- U.S. Forest Service
- Wyoming Game and Fish
- Visit our Draper Natural History Museum’s laboratory for a behind-the-scenes look at how natural history museums document life on Earth.
For more information about the Center’s Earth Day activities, contact Phil Anthony, Center of the West Operating Engineer and Green Team Member, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-578-4118.