Education is an important component of the districts mission, and the district provides educational opportunities for both youth and adults in Weston County.
The objective of our youth education program is to increase understanding and awareness of our natural resources, leading to a desire to continue preservation for future generations. This is accomplished through a variety of hands-on lessons and interactive activities that help them better understand local natural resource challenges and how to address them from a science based approach.
Consists of workshops, meetings, and events centered around local natural resource concerns and interests identified by the district.
Black Hills Natural Resources Youth Camp
The camp provides youth the opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities and educational sessions teaching them about the natural world and its resources. Other activities include fishing, the Wildman Hike teaches kids about predators and prey relationships, a talent show, and various games.
The district covers the registration for all Weston County youth who attend.
Arbor Day Celebration
Arbor Day helps remind us of the importance of trees in our landscapes. The city of Newcastle celebrated 25 years as a Tree City USA community in 2021! The Newcastle Tree Board, Wyoming State Forestry, and the WCNRD engage students each year from local schools in planting trees around the community. Beautifying our public spaces and helping them learn about proper tree planting and care.
The WCNRD has hosted a wide variety of meetings and workshops on topics ranging from grazing management, beef production, mountain pine beetles, tree care, and much more. If you are interested in learning more about a topic, let us know and see how we can help!
Family Night at the Weston County Fair
The WCNRD participates in Family Fun Night at the fair each year, hosting activities for kids about local natural resource challenges. Come out and have some fun with us!