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Update  - November 3, 2014  - the Wyoming Student Atlas is now available

 front cover of Wyoming Atlas

 

The Atlas is being distributed by the Wyoming Geographic Alliance for free to schools and libraries around Wyoming.

To inquire about obtaining copies of the Atlas, please contact Kirk Scheffler with the Wyoming Geographic Alliance at wga@uwyo.edu or (307-766-3213). The Wyoming Geographic Alliance will also be contacting school districts and libraries around the state to arrange for distribution.

Our plan is to have copies of the atlas in every school district of Wyoming.  The Atlas will also be available for purchase (details coming soon).

About the Wyoming Student Atlas

The purpose of the Atlas is to provide K-12 students and teachers with resources that will aid in learning more about Wyoming geography while at the same time increasing students' spatial awareness and critical thinking skills.  The Atlas is a full color, 9 x 12 inch soft-cover book containing fifty six pages of maps, graphics and associated information, including:

  • facts about Wyoming and map reading skills
  • fourteen pages of physical geography maps (geology, climate, water, wildlife, land cover, and more)
  • twenty five pages of human geography (history, economy, energy, cultural heritage and more)
  • county and city population tables, glossary, bibliography and state symbols

The Table of Contents, introductory pages and sample pages can be viewed as a pdf [here] (12 MG)

The Table of Contents only can be viewed as pdf [here] (30 KB)

Sample maps only can be viewed as a pdf [here] (9 MG)

The Wyoming Student Atlas was produced by the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) in partnership with UW’s Department of Geography and the Wyoming Geographic Alliance. The Atlas is the first of three primary products envisioned as part of Atlas of Wyoming Project, the others being a comprehensive large-format hardcover atlas book and an accompanying digital, Web-based map viewer.

Recommended citation:  Hamerlinck, J.D., Webster, G.R. and Berendsen, M.E. (2014). Wyoming Student Atlas: Exploring our geography. Laramie, Wyoming: University of Wyoming.

 back cover of Wyoming Student Atlas

Other resources

Black and white maps for use in classroom activities are also freely available for download [here]. The following maps are intended to be used by educators in the state of Wyoming as a way for students to gain greater understanding of their state, its cities, counties, landforms, and water bodies.  Different versions of each theme are available, each with a varying degree of difficulty.

In addition, downloadable maps are also available [here] for specific themes in Wyoming including an historical population series, current population, other demographics and agriculture. These maps were created earlier in the project by Caroline McClure as part of her thesis work. These maps do not appear in the Atlas, but were used to inform its design.

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