SHERIDAN AREA CLASSES

Tuition includes all materials.  Your child just needs to come dressed for adventure* and outfitted with snack, lunch, water bottle, hat and sunscreen.

*Students need to dress appropriately for outdoor activities: clothing that can get a bit dirty, footwear that can get wet and an extra layer for changes in the weather.  No flip-flops please!

 
 
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AGES 6-8

SHERIDAN- Hands-On Nature: June 26-28 • Time: 8:30am-1:30pm • Cost: $85

Nature-oriented activities for the young and curious.  Come join in the fun as we learn about ecology through hands-on experiences with nature.  We will be in the field most of the time, exploring a variety of habitats and their bugs, animals and plants.  Get ready to get your feet wet, and see the world in a new way!   Instructor: Kris Korfanta, M.S.

 This class is closed.  Please join the waitlist!

 
 
 

AGES 6-8

SHERIDAN- Audubon Adventures: July 10, 11 • Time: 8:30am-1:30pm • Cost: $65

Learn all about birds in this two-day camp. What makes a bird a bird, why do they do the things they do, and where can we find them in the Big Horns? Let's explore these questions and more while we learn how scientists study birds in the field. One special activity will be bird-banding, where students will get to hold live birds and participate in ongoing research.   Get an up-close experience with local birds and be a citizen scientist! Hosted by Audubon Rockies.  Instructors: Jacelyn and Dusty Downey, AR Community Naturalists.

This class is closed.  Please join the waitlist!


AGES 6-8

SHERIDAN- Creeks & Critters: July 17-20 • Time: 8:30am-1:30pm • Cost: $105  

Explore the wet and wild areas in and around Sheridan.  We will search for and learn about the animals that live near these riparian areas. Not only will we look for animals that live near the water, we will also look IN the water for macroinvertebrates: insects that begin their life underwater.  Students will complete a field journal, record their findings and perform scientific experiments.  Instructor: Emily Emond, M.S.

This class is closed.  Please join the waitlist!


AGES 6-8

SHERIDAN- Young Naturalists: July 31, August 1 • Time: 8:30am-1:30pm • Cost: $65       

Woods, meadows, and streams are perfect places to discover all the amazing things that happen outside.  Learn how to use your eyes, ears, nose, and sense of touch to experience the world like never before.  By the end of the class, you’ll be a real naturalist, and will see everything, even your backyard, in a new way.  Hosted by: The Bureau of Land Management.  Instructor: Rachel Woita, BLM Staff.

This class is closed.  Please join the waitlist!


AGES 9-12

SHERIDAN- POP! Pencils, Owls and Paint: June 12-15 • Time 8:30am-1:30pm • Cost: $105     

Whooo is that in your backyard?  Whooo is that floating over pastures and calling from deep forests?  Spread your wings into the world of birds and art.  We will hunt for hoot owls and search for songbirds, learning all we can about bird shapes, colors, songs, and habitats.  And with pencils, paint, and pizazz, we will create fine art to celebrate our fine-feathered friends.  Come with us on an art and birding adventure:  it is sure to be a HOOT!  Instructors: Arin Waddell, M.A., M.F.A. and Julie Rieder, M.S., Ph.D.

This class is closed.  Please join the waitlist!

AGES 9-12

June 19-21 Sheridan Community Land Trust presents:

SHERIDAN- Young Explorers • Time 8:30aM-1:30pM • Cost: $85

Get out and explore this summer with the Sheridan Community Land Trust! Join us for three great days where you’ll discover the amazing wildlife, ranching traditions, history, recreation, and more that makes your backyard the best place to live and learn.

Day 1- A Day at the Rosebud      

The Rosebud Battle is a much-overlooked chapter in our history, and the site is only an hour away.  We’ll spend the day exploring the Archeology, Geology, Ethnobotany, and History of the Rosebud from the Native perspective.  Why do the Cheyenne call the battlefield “Where the Sister Saved Her Brother”?  By the end of the day, you’ll know!  Instructor: Bill Yellowtail and friends.

Day 2- Down on the Farm:      

Where does our food come from?   Let’s find out!   Students will tour different types of farms and fields, explore research labs, munch fresh veggies and learn first-hand about local agriculture. Hosted by:  University of Wyoming Research and Extension.

Day 3- Paddle Power:      

Learn the basics of canoeing! Once you’ve got the hang of it, there will be plenty of time to explore while learning about the local fish, turtles, salamanders, snails and more that depend on clean water to survive. Instructor:  SCLT staff.

This class is closed.  Please join the waitlist!

 

 

AGES 9-12

Medicine Wheel Adventure: July 6• Time 8:30a-3:30p• Cost: $35

Join us for a day of hands-on Archeology activities and exploration of one of the finest treasures of Native American history and current cultural use.  Artifacts are messengers of the past.  What stories do they tell?  Come find out!  Hosted by: The Bighorn National Forest.  Instructor: Dave McKee, Forest Staff Officer. (Please note the extended time for this outing).


AGES 9-12

BUFFALO-Bug Out:  July 24-27• Time: 8:30a-1:30p • Cost: $105      

Bugs are everywhere, we just have to look for them! Spend a week identifying insects and other invertebrates, and find out the many wonderful and wacky things they do, many of which are helpful to humans.  You’ll use a variety of tools to learn how insects are adapted to the Wyoming environment, and even start your own bug collection.  A fun experience for the aspiring entomologist!  Instructor: Emily Emond, M.S.