Gatchell, BLM Team For Educational Program

Jennifer Romanoski, Educator at the Jim Gatchell Museum
Jennifer Romanoski, Educator at the Jim Gatchell Museum

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum and the Bureau of Land Management's Buffalo Office have teamed to bring a natural history educational program to the kids in Buffalo.
The program is a four-part series, stretched over the next few weeks, that will give those interested a closer look at owls, bats, fossils and the history behind Halloween.
Jennifer Romanoski, educator at the Gatchell Museum, said that she and Allison Barnes discussed combining their efforts for the program.
Barnes is the Outdoor Recreation Planner with the BLM and is on the museum's education committee.
Romanoski tells us more about the program.
The program is free and there is no need to pre-register, just show up and have fun.
For more information, contact Jennifer Romanoski at the Jin Gatchell Museum at 684-9331.
The program begins this Tuesday at 6pm at Washington Park in Buffalo with Part One of the program entitled “Bat Echolocation.” Learn about some of Buffalo's nightlife with BLM biologists and enjoy s'mores.
Part Two will be “Fossils and Formations” where you can make your own fossils and learn about Wyoming's fossil past and geologic formations with interactive activities. It runs from 1 to 4pm Monday, October 10 at the Johnson County Library's Community Room.
Part Three will be October 13 at the library beginning at 6pm. It is entitled “ Owls!” and offers two seperate studies by age. Those older (5th to 8th grades) can dissect owl pellets while younger participants can read an ode to owls and do activities.
The final part will be October 24th at 6pm and will offer crafts while learning about the history and traditions of All Hallow's Eve. Costumes are encouraged.

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