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
The Atlas is being distributed by the Wyoming Geographic Alliance for free to schools
and libraries around Wyoming and is currently in its third printing. To inquire about obtaining copies of the Atlas, please contact the Wyoming Geographic
Alliance at email@example.com or (307-766-3213).
Our plan is to have copies of the atlas in every school district of Wyoming. The
Atlas will also be available for purchase at $20 a copy (+ $4.00 shipping and handling)
or $10 a piece for orders of 20 or more. Please see our order form PDF [here] for more details.
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)
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
county and city population tables, glossary, bibliography and state symbols
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
Recommended citation: Hamerlinck, J.D., Webster, G.R. and Berendsen, M.E. (2014).
Wyoming Student Atlas: Exploring our geography. Laramie, Wyoming: University of Wyoming.
The online version of the Wyoming Student Atlas includes:
Digital pdf flipbook identical to the printed version.
Interactive "story maps" of all the Atlas themes, many with additional interactive
maps of themes at national and even global scales for comparison with Wyoming. Instructors
can use these either as guided or self-guided activities.
Standards-based activities for using interactive maps from the Atlas in science and
social studies lessons (piloted in 4-8 grades in Wyoming schools, with some activities
for high school).
Example standards-based social studies activity:
How have natural resources affected population patterns and movement in Wyoming? based on Wyoming Social Studies Standards (2018 draft) SS8.5.2 Analyze and evaluate
how physical features and changes influenced historical events (e.g. route of Union
Pacific Railroad, location of Wind River Indian Reservation, state and national parks)
and participate in collaborative problem solving and decision making in the selection
of professional and personal choices.
Example standards-based science activity:
Winds and Currents: why is it so windy in Wyoming? based on Wyoming Science Standards (2016) MS-ESS2-5: Collect data to provide evidence
for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather
The online version of the Wyoming Student Atlas was produced by the Wyoming Geographic
Information Science Center (WyGISC) with funding from the School of Energy Resources,
in partnership with UW’s Department of Geography and the Wyoming Geographic Alliance.
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