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Celebrating Wyoming's Wildlife and Wild Places

At the Casper Events Center
May 9-11, 2019

 

Free and fun for all ages!

Thursday May 9th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday May 10th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday May 11th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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2019 Exhibits at Expo

Main Stage - Booth Location: 101

Will feature daily raptor and reptile shows. Check schedule signs in the event center for time details. 
Category: General | For: Adults|Kids

Surviving Wyoming's Harsh Outdoors and Unexpected Situations - Booth Location: 102


Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Kids

Sportsman's Warehouse - Booth Location: 103


Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Sage Grouse Ecology - Booth Location: 104

Learn about sage-grouse and their habitat with the Habitat Protection Program.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

How Fish Hatcheries Work - Booth Location: 106

Did you know that there are 10 WGFD hatcheries in Wyoming that stock over 5 million fish annually? In this activity you will learn about fish hatcheries, and follow fish throughout their life cycle, from the first stages of their life at the hatchery through the day they are stocked out into the wild.
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults|Kids

Tipping Point and Carrying Capacity with Muley Fanatics - Booth Location: 107

Tipping Point in wildlife habitat - Have you ever wondered what the tipping point is for wildlife and the place that they call home. Come and join the Muley Fanatics Foundation to learn what animals need to live.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Scoring Antlers with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - Booth Location: 108

Learn interesting facts about elk including habitat, calving, migration and more.
Category: Hunting | For: Adults|Kids

Wyoming Rocks: Identification of rocks & minerals found in Wyoming - Booth Location: 109

Rocks and minerals are abundant in Wyoming’s outdoors. Learn how to identify some of them like a geologist in the field.
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Wyoming Wildlife Skulls and Adaptation - Booth Location: 110

Skulls can tell you a lot about an animal. How old was it? What did it eat? What senses did it rely on to survive? And so much more.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Citizen Science with Girl Scouts - Booth Location: 111


Category: Wildlife | For: Kids

Bighorn Sheep Web of Life with Bighorn Sheep Center - Booth Location: 112

Come learn all about bighorn sheep, including what they need to survive, problems they face and their amazing adaptations. Participate in an activity demonstrating the inter-dependence of bighorn sheep and other organisms in their habitat.
Category: Wildlife | For:

Wildlife of the Yellowstone National Park Ecosystem - Booth Location: 113

Learn about animal adaptation and ecology of the Yellowstone ecosystem.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Black-footed Ferrets in Wyoming - Booth Location: 114

They're fast; they're sleek; they're lethal; and they're oh so cute! More than just that, black footed ferrets are an endangered, yet vital part of the prairie ecosystem. Thrusday and Friday only.
Category: Wildlife | For: Kids

Bird Beak Adaptations with Werner Wildlife Museum - Booth Location: 115

Come learn about the amazing adaptations birds have in their beaks and what they can tell us about a birds biology.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Rod Building with Joey's Fly Fishing - Booth Location: 116

Come learn about the art of building a fly rod!
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Wildlife Identification Challenge - Booth Location: 117

Using animal pelts and other props, experts will be on hand to talk about Wyoming's wildlife and how they survive in the wild.
Category: Wildlife | For: Kids

Fishing Rod, Rigging and Knots - Booth Location: 118

You can't catch fish without a few basic skills. Learn how to properly rig a fishing rod and tie knots for success.
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults|Kids

Sun Safety with Wyoming Department of Health - Booth Location: 119


Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

History of Fish Management in Wyoming - Booth Location: 120

Participate in an engaging conversation that portrays the history of fish management in WY.
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults|Kids

Gyotaku and Fish ID with Trout Unlimited - Booth Location: 121

Learn the Japanese art of fish painting called Gyotaku!
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Kids

Fly tying with Wyoming Fly Casters, Trout Unlimited and Project Healing Waters Fly Tying - Booth Location: 122

Watch skilled fly tyers as they tie some of the most effective flies for the North Platte, while you swap fishing stories and learn some of the secrets learned by these folks over decades of experience. Experts from Wyoming Flycasters, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, and Trout Unlimited enjoy helping others improve their knowledge and skills
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults|Kids

Wildlife Health and CWD - Booth Location: 123

Interactive wildlife disease presentation for the kids; informational disease posters and ‘Coffee with a CWD Scientist’, for the adults
Category: Wildlife | For:

Fish Spawning: What is it? Why is Wyoming helping? - Booth Location: 124

Why does Wyoming operate fish hatcheries? Stop by for an overview into the spawning process and why hatcheries have become an important part of recreational fishing.
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults|Kids

Fish Trivia! Fish Identification and Native Wyoming Fish - Booth Location: 125

Fish identification can be fun and challenging for anyone. What are the native game fish of Wyoming? What are the warm water game fish that you can catch in Wyoming? Where do these fish live in Wyoming? At this activity, you will compete in a fun Jeopardy style trivia game to learn more about the fish that we have in Wyoming.
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Kids

Draper Museum Raptor Experience - Booth Location: 126

Learn about the amazing lives and adaptations of birds of prey (raptors) from the Draper Museum Raptor Experience. Hands-on materials and live birds help demonstrate what makes these animals some of North America’s top predators.


Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

See Wyoming's Native Fish and Mussels in Person - Booth Location: 127

Explore native fish and mussels of Wyoming.
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults|Kids

Riparian Habitat - Booth Location: 128


Category: | For: Adults|Kids

Wyoming Reptiles and Amphibians: Information and Live Animals - Booth Location: 129

Learn about Wyoming's reptiles and amphibians! What are they? Where do they live? How do they survive?
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Wyoming Geography - Booth Location: 130

Come explore Wyoming on giant floor maps! See what makes our state so awsome and unique!
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Fly Casting with Wyoming Fly Casters, Trout Unlimited and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing - Booth Location: 131

See demonstrations of fly casting plus get instructions from fly fishing experts with Wyoming Fly Casters, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, and Trout Unlimited. Also get the opportunity to talk fly fishing with folks who know the ins and outs of when, where, and how to fish our outstanding waters. With the equipment provided, practice casting on the unique casting pond, and watch highly skilled fly casters show you how easy it can be.
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults|Kids

Air Rifle Range with 4-H State Shooting Sports - Booth Location: 132

Join the Wyoming 4-H State Shooting Sports at the air rifle range inside of the Casper Events Center and learn basic rifle safety and shooting stances. All supplies will be provided, please do NOT bring your own equipment.
Category: Hunting and Shooting | For: Adults|Kids

Fish Your Way through Wyoming's Many Regions - Booth Location: 133

Each of the eight management regions in the state bolster world class fishing opportunities that are completely unique. Learn about the Youth Fishing Challenges and what it takes to be an X-Stream Angler. Come to this booth to get excited about fishing throughout Wyoming!
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults

Fish Your Way through Wyoming's Many Regions - Booth Location: 133

Each of the eight management regions in the state bolster world class fishing opportunities that are completely unique. Learn about the Youth Fishing Challenges and what it takes to be an X-Stream Angler. Come to this booth to get excited about fishing throughout Wyoming!
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults

Coffee Corner - Booth Location: 201

Coffee with different speakers to ask question and learn about the amazing things happening in Wyoming.
Category: General | For: Adults|Kids

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Information and Licensing - Booth Location: 202

Come ask general questions about WGFD.
Category: General | For: Adults|Kids

Meet a Game Warden with WY Warden's Association - Booth Location: 203

Hear first-hand what it's like being a game warden with the state of Wyoming. Learn more about what they do, the tools they use, and how you can help them do their job.
Category: Hunting|Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Hunting with Heroes - Booth Location: 204

At Hunting with Heroes Wyoming, it’s our mission to give back to our nations disabled veterans by honoring them with unique hunting, fishing and other outdoor experiences.
Category: Hunting | For: Adults|Kids

Scholastic Clay Target Program - Booth Location: 205


Category: Hunting and Shooting | For: Adults|Kids

Tread Lightly Ethics and Video Gun Range with Tread Lightly - Booth Location: 206


Category: Hunting and Shooting|Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Wyoming Wildlife Tooth Lab - Booth Location: 207

A tooth can't speak, but it sure can tell you a lot. Use microscopes and your skills of observation to learn about Wyoming wildlife by simply studying their teeth.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Fish Health Dissection - Booth Location: 208

Investigate real fish - inside and out - to learn as much as you can about their life. What did they eat? How healthy were they?
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Wildlife Forensics "Crime Scene Investigation" - Booth Location: 209

Explore a mock crime scene with the Wyoming Game and Fish Forensics Lab. Help find clues and determine possible scenarios from the evidence you find.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Upland Bird and Game Hunting - Booth Location: 210

Provide the public with an overview of upland and small game hunting opportunities and skills.  Provide locations, particularly the Department’s Springer and Yellowtail WHMAs, habitat requirements, hunting techniques, sporting dog information and demonstration.  
Category: Hunting | For: Adults|Kids

Plan Your Next Hunt. Access Yes Access Map Training - Booth Location: 212

Wyoming Game and Fish personnel will be on hand to educate the public on utilizing smart phones and online tools while planning your next hunt. Discover new hunting areas and how to properly access them. Create unique, personalized maps for your next hunting trip.
Category: Hunting|Hunting and Shooting | For: Adults

Hunter Ethics and Skills Trail - Booth Location: 212

Handling firearms is one of the safest activities you can do, if you take the time to do it correctly. Join Wyoming Hunter Education Instructors to learn how to safely use firearms. 
Category: Hunting and Shooting | For: Adults|Kids

Protecting Habitats with Wyoming Weed and Pest Council - Booth Location: 213

The rich varieties of habitats found throughout Wyoming are treasured by residents and visitors alike. Hunting, fishing, recreation, tourism, mining and agriculture are integral to our livelihood. Learn what you can do to help protect Wyoming's rich, fragile habitats from harmful invasive species.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

"Going Hunting" Nerf Gun Range with First Hunt Foundation - Booth Location: 214

The First Hunt Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to keeping hunting heritage a part of the American culture. The Foundation is seeking experienced hunters who can mentor new, first time hunters giving them experiences that will encourage a lifetime commitment to hunting and passing that heritage on to their families and friends.
Category: Hunting|Hunting and Shooting | For: Kids

The Nature Conservancy - Booth Location: 215


Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Greater Yellowstone Coalition - Booth Location: 216

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition was founded in 1983 on a simple premise: an ecosystem will remain healthy and wild only if it is kept whole. For 35 years, we have been a pioneer in defining and promoting the concept of ecosystem management. We are people protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations. This year’s booth highlights our efforts to reduce human conflicts with grizzly bears.
Category: Outdoor Recreation|Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

State Parks Information - Booth Location: 217

Information about and permit sales for Wyoming State Parks Historic Sites and Trails and the Office of Outdoor Recreation
Category: General | For: Adults|Kids

Wildland Fire Prevention with Wyoming Forestry Division - Booth Location: 217


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Wyoming Game and Fish Store - Booth Location: 219


Category: General | For:

Safety in Bear Country - Booth Location: 301

Learn best practices for travelling in bear country. Topics include bear identification, using bear spray, setting up camp, and how to react to confrontations.
Category: Wildlife | For:

Outdoor Activations - Booth Location: 302

Learn the basics of a tire change!
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults

Birdwatching Tips and Tech - Booth Location: 303

Join the Game and Fish Department to learn about the exciting hobby of bird watching. Participants will learn about birds in Wyoming and how to use binoculars to locate them. With around 300 species of birds in Wyoming, and more than 10,000 species in the world, bird watching can be enjoyable anywhere.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Air Rifles with Pheasants Forever and Mule Deer Foundation - Booth Location: 304

Mobile air rifle trailer and learn basic rifle safety and shooting stances. This activity will be held at the Casper Events Center. All supplies will be provided, please do NOT bring your own equipment.
Category: Hunting and Shooting | For: Adults|Kids

Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Safety Simulator - Booth Location: 305

Learn safe operation concepts for ORVs using a simulator to show why and how.
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Audubon Rockies - Migratory Birds - Booth Location: 306

Audubon Rockies will introduce students to the challenges birds face during migration. Students will experience the "migration" of a bird as they pass through our obstacle course.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Trail Building Techniques and Maintenance - Booth Location: 307

Demonstration of tools and techniques used in non motorized trail building.
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Stopping the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species - Booth Location: 308

Come learn what invasive species are, how they can harm our waters, and how you can help stop them. Hands-on activities and games will help kids and adults learn why it's important to make sure we all Clean, Drain, and Dry.
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults|Kids

Aquatic Invasive Species - Booth Location: 308

Come learn what invasive species are, how they can harm our waters, and how you can help stop them. Hands-on activities and games will help kids and adults learn why it's important to make sure we all Clean, Drain, and Dry.
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Adults|Kids

Boater Safety Skills Training - Booth Location: 309

Water can be fun, but it can also be dangerous. Experienced instructors will be on hand to talk about staying safe on the water, then allow attendees to practice with life jackets and floating throwables.
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Archery Range Orientation and Target Practice with Bowhunters of Wyoming - Booth Location: 310

Join the Bowhunters of Wyoming at the Expo archery range and learn to shoot 10 ring targets and 3-D (lifelike animal) targets. This activity will be held at the Casper Events Center.  All supplies will be provided, please do NOT bring your own equipment. 
Category: Hunting|Hunting and Shooting | For: Adults|Kids

Canoe Skills Training - Booth Location: 311

Experienced guides will teach you the skills necessary to successfully maneuver a canoe. Practice on land, then give it a go in the water!
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Wildlife Migration and GPS Tracking - Booth Location: 312

Ever wondered how and why we collar and track certain wildlife species? Here is your chance to talk to the experts and get your answers.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Wildlife Management Tools Techniques - Booth Location: 313

See actual wildlife management tools in action. Experts will be on hand to talk about some of the tools and techniques that they use while out in the field.
Category: Wildlife | For: Adults|Kids

Night Sky Constellation Identification - Booth Location: 401

Explore space by arranging yourselves into constellations and other celestial bodies!
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Snowshoe Skills Skills Course - Booth Location: 402

Introduce the fun of snowshoeing through a short obstacle course.
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Field Dressing and Meat Processing Demonstration Tent - Booth Location: 403


Category: Hunting | For:

1859 Camping Skills - Booth Location: 403

Come and learn about camping techniques used in 1859.
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Fish Migration Obstacle Course - Booth Location: 404

Learn about the life cycle of migrating fish, then experience first hand what it takes to survive a migration.
Category: Fish and Aquatic Habitat | For: Kids

Spincasting with North Platte Walleyes Unlimited - Booth Location: 406

Join North Platte Walleyes Unlimited and practice casting a spinning reel. Next, test your skills and see how many plastic fish you can catch from the backyard pond.
Category: Outdoor Recreation | For: Adults|Kids

Compass Navigating and Orienteering - Booth Location: 407

Learn how to use a compass to navigate, then test your skills by using the compass to navigate through a course.
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Wilderness Survival - Booth Location: 408

Thrus/Friday Only 
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Stream Trailer with Laramie County Conservation District - Booth Location: 409

The Laramie County Conservation District stream trailer is a great opportunity for children to participate in experiential learning. Here they can learn about watersheds, stream morphology, and cultural practices to help protect Wyoming’s streams and rivers.
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Oh Deer! - Booth Location: 410

Thurs/Fri only
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Horsepacking Demonstration with Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association - Booth Location: 411

Horsepacking Demonstrations.
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Shotgun Orientation and Shooting Skills- Casper Skeet, Trap & Sporting Clays - Booth Location: 501

Hosted at the Casper Trap and Skeet Club, activities will be set up for all levels of shotgun shooters. Certified volunteers will help you learn safety, stance, shoot stationary targets, and build your skills to shoot outgoing targets. If you are up for a challenge a 5-Stand course will be set out with targets that go in many different directions. All supplies will be provided, please do NOT bring your own equipment.
Category: Hunting and Shooting | For:

.22 Rifle Orientation and Range- Stuckenoff Shooters Complex - Booth Location: 502

Hosted at the Stuckenhofs Shooting Complex, certified volunteers will help you learn proper shooting positions and allow you to shoot at a variety of stationary targets. All supplies will be provided, please do NOT bring your own equipment. 
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Muzzleloader Orientation and Range-- Stuckenhoff Shooter Complex - Booth Location: 503

Are you interested in shooting with a flare, try your hand at a muzzleloading rifle. Muzzleloaders are considered an older style of shooting where you load the powder, patch and ball through the muzzle end of the rifle. This will be hosted at the Stuckenhofs Shooting Complex on Saturday only.  All supplies will be provided, please do NOT bring your own equipment. 
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Birdwatching at Mckenzie Park-- Meet at Green Game and Fish Truck - Booth Location: 504

Join the Game and Fish Department and Audubon Rockies to learn about the exciting hobby of bird watching. Participants will learn about birds in Wyoming and how to use binoculars to locate them. With around 300 species of birds in Wyoming, and more than 10,000 species in the world, bird watching can be enjoyable anywhere.
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