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Wyoming Outdoor Expo kicks off Thursday with activities for all ages

Students use binoculars to identify birds in nearby trees during bird spotting activities at the 2019 Wyoming Outdoor Expo on Friday morning at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The digital Wyoming Outdoor Expo kicks off Thursday featuring virtual activities for kids, families and adults, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

“Warming temperatures mean summer fun is right around the corner,” Game and Fish says. “To kick off the long-anticipated outdoor season, plan to log-on to ExpoLive this week. The digital Wyoming Outdoor Expo starts Thursday, May 6 with three days of live, interactive sessions highlighting the outdoors and wildlife.”

The activities are free and anyone who registers for the expo will be mailed a collectible sticker.

“Join from anywhere with your friends and family — you don’t have to be in the same place to come to Expo together,” Game and Fish Hunter and Angler Participation Coordinator Kathryn Boswell said.

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People can participate with the virtual activities online via:

The events will all be recorded but people who tune in live will have the ability to interact with wildlife professionals.

“The speakers are excited to answer your questions in real time,” Boswell said. 

The schedule for the Expo is as follows:

Thursday, May 6Gross, weird and wacky wildlife (10-10:30 a.m.)Meet Jupiter the great horned owl (2-2:30 p.m)Trivia (7-8 p.m.)
Friday, May 7Wyoming’s scaly and slimy critters (10-10:30 a.m.)After the hunt: Behind the scenes! (12-12:30 p.m.)

Picture yourself in an outdoor career (2-2:30 p.m.)
Firearm Friday: Guns that won the West! (7-7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, May 8Hunt like a pro: Application tips, strategy and hunt planning (9-10 a.m.), 

Keeping up with kokanee! (10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Painting Pronghorn: Texture and biology (2-3 p.m.)WY Responsibly (4:30-5:30 p.m.)

“More information, a full schedule of ExpoLive sessions and register for ExpoLive at wyomingexpo.com and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Facebook page,” the department said.