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Beyond the Classroom

This website is designed to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and career and technical education (CTE) educational opportunities accessible to students, parents, teachers and other interested citizens.

This website is a work-in-progress. If you know of a program that should be included, please "Add Your Program". Questions or Comments? Contact us!

Biodiversity Institute

The University of Wyoming's Biodiversity Institute, a division of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, seeks to promote research, education, and outreach concerning the study of living organisms in Wyoming and beyond. Learn more about our mission and work! (updated 12/2013)

Campbell County School District Planetarium

Not even the sky is the limit here. The Campbell County School District Planetarium is one of Gillette’s most unique features. Come and see what’s up in the night sky at one of our free public shows. Rock out and be amazed by one of our many laser shows. If you don’t want anyone else around schedule a private show. Not even the sky is a limit here. (updated 12/2013)

Casper Mountain Science School

Casper Mountain Science School (CMSS) is a new opportunity for students to experience science in a unique and fun way – the outdoors. CMSS is a science-based, multidisciplinary program where knowledge is interwoven with Wyoming's ecology. Students come to understand the many relationships between themselves and our geology, biology, climate, and history that create our unique landscape. (updated 12/2013)

Casper Planetarium

We can step off into space if we want to using Casper’s most sophisticated time machine and starship. An entire universe of time and space are now ours to explore. (updated 12/2013)

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and Paul Smith Children's Village

The Paul Smith Children’s Village is a must-​​see children’s garden for all ages. The Village’s underlying theme is to teach concepts of sustainability from the past, present and future. In accordance with our commitment to sustainability, the Children’s Village received the LEED Platinum award, the highest level of certification for a green building and landscape from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Children’s Village is currently the only children’s garden in the country to receive this award. (updated 12/2013)

Children's Learning Center

We believe that children are born unique, creative and capable. They learn and grow when they are engaged and interested. Children’s Learning Center runs licensed programs as well as programs accredited by the NAEYC and follows early learning curriculums. Our locations are busy places, encouraging children to move, experience and express themselves in safe, nurturing environments. (updated 12/2013)

Cowboy Youth Classic

Cowboy Youth Classic sponsored by the University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science features beef, goat, hog and lamb fitting and showing clinics. (updated 12/2013)

EE Nanotechnology Program

Graduate students collaborate with STEM high school teachers in Wyoming rural schools to insert Energy and Environmental Nanotechnology information into the existing Wyoming standards based STEM curriculum to increase teacher and student knowledge, to excite students to pursue higher education in a STEM field and to increase Graduate Fellow leadership skills. (updated 12/2013)

GEAR UP Wyoming

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded, statewide grant in Wyoming that provides services to 2,000 seventh through twelfth grade, income-eligible students each year. The GEAR UP goal of increasing the number of eligible students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education is accomplished by: 1) providing academic support, college preparation, and family services, and 2) providing educator training and school improvement initiatives through a partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education. (updated 12/2013)

Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience - Buffalo Bill Historical Center

The Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience is a live raptor education program of the Draper Natural History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, where we embrace the Spirit of the American West. What better way to celebrate the wildness of this wonderful area than by sharing some of its most spectacular wild animals with our guests. Visitors to the Center can get an up-close-and-personal view of some of Wyoming’s most recognized predators—the birds of prey! (updated 12/2013)

Jackson Hole Children's Museum

The space is designed to be flexible & inspirational for all users. Exhibits are meant to be explored in many ways and offer depth of experience with each additional visit. Visitors will explore exhibits and programs through play and interaction in Science, the Arts, Design, History, Ecology & conservation, Role Play, Nutrition, Geography and more. Traveling exhibits, hands-on experiments & creative areas will continue to rotate/change & expand to support need & expected popularity. (updated 12/2013)

National Bighorn Sheep Center

The National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association is dedicated to educating the public about the biology and habitat needs of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and to encouraging the active stewardship of wildlife and wild lands. The Interpretive Center features dioramas with full-scale taxidermy mounts that recreate the bighorns habitat, interactive exhibits about wildlife management and special adaptations of wild sheep, and wildlife films the whole family will enjoy. (updated 12/2013)

National Park Service WebRangers

An on-line junior ranger program for kids of all ages. You can setup and customize your very own Ranger Station, explore your National Parks, earn rewards, and play new activities. Become a care-taker, an adventurer and a discoverer today! (updated 12/2013)

Science Posse

Science Posse fellows bring their STEM research practice and findings to K-12 and afterschool learning settings so that teachers and K-12 students are more directly exposed to what science and engineering is all about, how it is done, how discoveries happen and what STEM professionals do. (updated 12/2013)

Science Zone

The Science Zone utilizes innovative exhibits, programs, and outreach to present informal science education throughout the State of Wyoming. We accomplish the above through: Permanent, Rotating and Traveling Exhibits, Summer Science Camps, After-School Science Classes, StoryTime Science Preschool Programs, Outreach Programs, Special Events, Birthday Parties, Lego Robotics and live demonstrations. (updated 12/2013)

Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus

Spear-O-Wigwam is YOUR mountain campus. Located at 8,300 feet in the Bighorn Mountains, this educational epicenter offers a multitude of outdoor learning opportunities. (updated 12/2013)

Tate Museum

The mission of the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College is to provide educational resources to its community and visitors by being a leading Earth Science Education Center in the region through its exhibits, collections, and programs. (updated 12/2013)

Teton Raptor Center

Teton Raptor Center is a non-profit organization of conservation biologists, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, educators and volunteers, working together to help birds of prey and promote environmental health through veterinary care and rehabilitation, educational programs and conservation research. We are located at the historic Hardeman Ranch, a Jackson Hole Land Trust protected property in Wilson, Wyoming. (updated 12/2013)

Teton Science School

Teton Science Schools has been teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1967. The organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and its extension, place-based education. Seven innovative programs serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world. Our mission is to connect people, nature and place through education, science and stewardship. (updated 12/2013)

University of Wyoming Geological Museum

The University of Wyoming Geological Museum in Laramie supports academic programs, scientific research and public education. It is overseen by the Department of Geology and Geophysics in the College of Arts and Sciences. The UW Geological Museum features a variety of displays to illustrate Wyoming's past environments, highlighted by a 75-foot Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) skeleton that dominates the museum's exhibit hall. Another highlight is "Big Al," a display of the most complete Allosaurus fossil ever found. (updated 12/2013)

University of Wyoming Planetarium

The UW Planetarium is a facility of the University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy.The Planetarium offers shows for the public, as well as for K-12 and college classes and community groups. The UW Planetarium first opened in 1969 and has served the community for many years with shows for the public, for K-12 students, and for college astronomy teaching. Our planetarium is equipped with a Spitz starball. (updated 12/2013)

Upward Bound/Math and Science Program

The University of Wyoming’s Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Projects seek to foster a supportive learning environment that encourages students’ academic success by providing program participants the skills and motivation necessary to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education and to cultivate positive regard for self and others. (updated 12/2013)

Werner Wildlife Museum

The Werner Wildlife Museum was constructed by Herman Werner in 1964 to house his personal trophy collection. On November 30, 1970, Mr. Werner graciously donated the building and all of its collections to Casper College. The focus of the museum is on Wildlife Native to Wyoming, but the museum also houses many animals from around the world. (updated 12/2013)

Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program

4-H is a National Youth Development Program that has been in existence for over 100 years. The primary goal of 4-H is to assist youth in developing life skills that help them live productive and satisfying lives. Some important life skills include making decisions, solving problems, relating to others, planning and organizing, communicating with others, leading self and others, and applying science and technology. Being part of a 4-H club is one of the most meaningful ways to participate in 4-H. Youth can also be involved in special interest programs as well as school enrichment and mentoring programs sponsored by 4-H. (updated 12/2013)

Wyoming Afterschool Alliance

The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance dedicates itself to ensuring equal access to afterschool programs for all school-aged Wyoming youth. The WYAA is a vehicle created to support and promote quality school-based and school-linked afterschool environments and programs focused upon improving positive outcomes for youth and families. The WYAA is developing a continuum of services and resources for youth, aged birth to young adult, by creating a system of strategies and key partnerships based on “like-minded” goals. (updated 12/2013)

Wyoming Conservation Corps

The Wyoming Conservation Corps advances the understanding and resolution of complex environmental and natural resource challenges by inspiring young adults to become stewards of our natural resources through leadership training and service learning to benefit lands in Wyoming. (updated 12/2013)

Wyoming Dinosaur Museum & Dig Sites - Kids Dig

The idea behind Kids Dig! is to support and encourage youthful enthusiasm for the sciences, with an emphasis on paleontology. To do this we provide a unique opportunity for children aged 8-12 to experience many aspects of paleontology in our one day adventure held throughout the summer. Our goal is not to produce paleontologists, rather to engage children in the wonders of our natural world, and of course the thrill of discovery! (updated 12/2013)

Wyoming Geographic Alliance

The Wyoming Geographic Alliance (WGA), founded in 1990, is one of the 52 state-based alliances sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The goal of the WGA is to improve geography education in Wyoming. The WGA provides professional development programs for teachers, publishes a newsletter, distributes teaching materials, acts as a clearinghouse for curriculum materials and organizes National Geographic Awareness Week in Wyoming. The WGA is housed at the Department of Geography of the University of Wyoming. (updated 12/2013)

Wyoming State Museum

An educational, historical, and cultural institution, whose goal is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts that reflect the human and natural history of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West. (updated 12/2013)

Wyoming State Parks - Kids eXtreme

Become a Wyoming State Parks junior ranger; join Trees for Wyoming, a program for youth to respond to the beetle devastation happening in Wyoming; or join their Youth Ambassador Program. (updated 12/2013)

Boys and Girls Club of Dubois

A weekly STEM activity is incorporated with middle school students year-round. For students in the Dubois Community. (updated 12/2013)

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