Fishing skills

Wyoming Outdoor Expo teaches outdoor skills

May 5-7 in Casper

04/04/2022 22:02:37

CheyenneThere’s only one event in Wyoming where you can learn how to catch a fish, shoot a shotgun, canoe and identify birds in one weekend. the Wyoming Outdoor Expo in Casper has these activities and more May 5-7 at the Ford Wyoming Center.

The Wyoming Outdoor Expo is Wyoming’s largest free outdoor learning event with activities for adults and children. It is open to the public daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and features more than 70 stalls offering hands-on activities and information for learning outdoor skills and exploring outdoors. Attendees can visit kiosks to learn skills like fly casting, using binoculars, navigating with a compass and finding a good place to hunt, fish or camp in Wyoming.

“If you’re planning a summer outdoors, the Wyoming Outdoor Expo is the first stop for some outdoor fun,” said Kathryn Boswell, hunter and angler participation coordinator for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “Whether you’re interested in fishing and hunting techniques or wildlife viewing strategies, people new to the outdoors can talk to experts to learn how to get started in almost any outdoor recreation at the Expo.

This year’s Expo will offer special workshops for deeper learning. Examples of courses include learning to hunt, dog training, outdoor photography, and hunting with a compound bow. More details and a schedule of events will be posted on wyomingexpo.com.

There is still room on Friday May 6 for school groups to register and attend the Expo with a personalized rotation schedule. Interested teachers must register their groups/classes of students before April 8. Subsidies for travel costs are available.

“Bring your whole family to Expo,” said Ashley Leonard, game and fish conservation education supervisor. “It’s a meaningful, skill-based learning experience that a child will remember. It can spark an interest in the outdoors, even in children who think they have no interest in nature.

Expo is a partnership event between Game and Fish, Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources – through the Office of Outdoor Recreation, Visit Casper and the Ford Wyoming Center.

(Sara DiRienzo, Public Information Officer – (sara.dirienzo@wyo.gov))

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