(National Historic Trails Center Foundation, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center hosts free educational youth programs at 10 a.m. each Saturday and announced its July lineup on Wednesday.

Youth programs in July are scheduled as follows:

• July 9: Life on the Overland Trails – Learn how pioneer cooks innovated in the oven to make daily meals more interesting. 

• July 16: The Nez Perce Trail (History Club) – Join other young historians in exploring the decisions made along the Nez Perce Trail with the interactive game “What would you do?”

• July 23: Buffalo Supermarket – Utilize your five senses to learn how bison were utilized for survival on the plains.  

• July 30: The Ferocious Fur Trade – Learn how mountain men trapped and test your animal identification knowledge with the hands-on activity “What animal is this?”  

Bureau of Land Management

The Hands-On History classes are geared toward kids ages 7–11 but all ages are welcome. Chaperones are required to stay during the programs and are able to participate in activities.

“For more information or to learn more about the Trails Center’s weekend programs, please call the Trails Center at (307) 261-7700 or visit https://www.blm.gov/learn/interpretive-centers/national-historic-trails-interpretive-center,” the announcement said.

The Trails Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day and is located at 1501 N. Poplar St. in Casper. Admission is free.