2018 SHERIDAN AREA SUMMER 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!
2018 SUMMER CLASS REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
SHERIDAN- Creeks and Critters: July 16-19 Time: 8:00a-1:00p 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. These are insects that begin their life underwater. Students will complete a field journal, record their findings and perform scientific experiments. Instructor: Emily Emond, M.S.
SHERIDAN- Audubon Adventures: July 23, 24 Time: 8:00a-1:00p Cost: $65
Get ready to 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! Instructors: Jacelyn and Dusty Downey, Audubon Rockies Community Naturalists. Sponsored by: Audubon Rockies
SHERIDAN- Hands-On Nature: July 25,26 Time: 8:00a-1:00p Cost: $65
Nature-oriented activities for the young and curious. Come join in the fun as we learn about ecology through hands-on experiences with nature and art. Wyoming has a variety of habitats, bugs, animals and plants...let’s find out all about the natural world around us, and have fun in the process. Instructor/Sponsor: University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Institute Staff
SHERIDAN- Discover It!: July 30,31 Time: 8:00a-1:00p Cost: $65
Nature is everywhere, we just need to know where to look! Explore woods, meadows, and streams to discover all the amazing things that happen all the time 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 learn to see everything, even your backyard, in a new way. Instructor: Instructor/Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management staff.
SHERIDAN- What's in Store?: June 11-13, Time: 8:00a-1:00p Cost: $85 Imagine living in Wyoming long ago... you would have had to grow or find your own food and shelter! This week we will follow in the footsteps of Native Americans and pioneers as we learn about the medicinal, edible and poisonous plants of our area and how early inhabitants survived. We’ll learn weird and wonderful things about plants, explore a variety of ecosystems as well as identify major plant groups. Instructor: Kris Korfanta, M.S.
June 18-20 Sheridan Community Land Trust presents:
SHERIDAN- Young Explorers • Time 8:00aM-1:00pM • Cost: $85
Join Sheridan Community Land Trust 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 and History of the Rosebud from the Native perspective. Instructor: Bill Yellowtail.
Day 2- Down on the Farm:
Where does our food come from? Let’s find out by going behind the scenes on a local farm! We'll head out to meet the animals, and learn first-hand about local agriculture. Instructor: TBA
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 fish, turtles, salamanders, snails and more that depend on clean water to survive. Instructor: Katie Belton.
Sponsored by: Sheridan Community Land Trust.
SHERIDAN- What Moves You!: July 9-11 Time 8:00a-1:00p. Cost: $85
Did you know that Sheridan is spinning at 740 miles per hour? Discover the secrets of Physics and how we use it to make our lives easier and faster. Use the power of gears, levers, bearings and pulleys to do AMAZING things, and design your own simple machines! Unlock the mysteries of gravity, buoyancy, and aerodynamics, and use magnetism to navigate Planet Earth. Physics is all around us...let’s get our there and grow our brains! Instructor: Kelsey Ferguson.
SHERIDAN-Garden Gnomes: Fridays in June and July Time: 8:00a-11:30a. Cost: $150
Garden all summer with this fun and educational class! Each pair of students will have their own raised bed to tend in the beautiful Brinton Museum garden. In March, kids will plant their own seeds, which will be grown in the Brinton greenhouse, then transplanted into their beds. Then, Each Friday in June and July, students will learn about a particular aspect of gardening, like seed germination, pollination and soil composition before heading out to dig in the dirt. By the end of the summer, you’ll have an expert gardener in the family! Students are welcome to harvest in August and September on their own. Instructor: Linda Sutphin, M.A. Sponsored by: The Brinton Museum and Rooted in Wyoming.