Youth invited to outdoor day
Cody - Youth from across the Bighorn Basin are invited to participate in the upcoming Medicine Lodge Kids Outdoor Day- an exciting and fun filled day of outdoor activities on August 27 at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Hyattville.
“This is a great opportunity for kids to get outside, have fun, and learn a new outdoor skill,” said Tara Hodges, information and education specialist with the Game and Fish.
Participants will be divided into age groups, then rotate through six outdoor skills stations. Children ages 8-10 will practice archery, cast fishing poles, shoot air rifles, and learn about rock hounding, basic camping skills and archaeoastronomy. Kids ages 11-12 will shoot .22 rifles, pan for gold, explore the “bear trail”, learn how to call waterfowl, and about aquatic habitat and erosion on Medicine Lodge Creek. Ages 13 and over will ride mountain bikes, sharpen their shotgun skills, tie flies, learn to cast fly rods, practice on a ropes course and learn about flint knapping.
The event, co-sponsored by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming State Parks, will take place at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Hyattville. Participants should be prepared to spend the entire day outdoors, bring plenty of drinking water and sunscreen, and wear comfortable shoes. Lunch will be provided.
Participants must pre-register and check-in between 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. August 27 activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 4:30 p.m. Deadline for preregistration is August 8. Those that register by August 8 will receive a free t-shirt at check-in. To obtain a registration form, contact the Cody Game and Fish office at 307-527-7125 or Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site at 307-469-2234. A $15.00 fee is due at time of registration. Space is limited to 24 participants per age group and will be filled on a first registration basis.
(Tara Hodges 307-527-7125)
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