FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: "Wyoming Adventures" Coloring Book to Promote Every Kid in a Park Initiative

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  |  11-16-2015

Contact Kari Eakins, Communications Director, at kari.eakins@wyo.gov or 307-777-2053.


"WYOMING ADVENTURES" COLORING BOOK TO PROMOTE EVERY KID IN A PARK INITIATIVE

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Jack Balow, Superintendent Balow and Director Simpson explain the Every Kid in a Park program to fourth graders at Anderson Elementary School.


CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Department of Education has published a “Wyoming Adventures” coloring book to help spread awareness of the Every Kid in a Park initiative. Through this initiative, all fourth graders can get a pass through everykidinapark.gov, which will allow them free access to all federally-managed lands and waters. In addition, Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources will honor Every Kid in a Park passes that have the state parks sticker included with the coloring book.

“Children are able to have a better education when they can have learning experiences in addition to what they receive during the school day,” says State Superintendent Jillian Balow. “Wyoming offers endless opportunity for adventure, learning and fun. Students, teachers, and families have better access to those enriched learning experiences through Every Kid in a Park, and I hope they all take advantage of it.”

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Superintendent Balow hands out coloring books at Anderson Elementary School.


According to State Parks Director Milward Simpson, “The coloring book is a really engaging way to get kids excited about spending time enjoying our unmatched state- and federally-managed sites. It’s also a great way to give them a feeling of owning this important part of their heritage. We are very pleased with the book and are looking forward to promoting it and the Every Kid In A Park program over the upcoming months.”

The coloring books will be available before the University of Wyoming football game on November 28 at the KFBC Radio booth in the Indoor Practice Facility. Superintendent Balow will also be distributing the coloring books as she visits elementary schools across the state.

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Director Simpson and Superintendent Balow distribute coloring books to fourth graders at Anderson Elementary School.


Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources, the Wyoming Office of Tourism, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service all provided assistance in the development of the coloring book.

The Every Kid in a Park program is administered in partnership with the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Education, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The program is designed to continue each year with the then-current group of fourth graders.

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Superintendent Balow, Principal Jim Fraley, and Director Simpson at Anderson Elementary School.


A downloadable .pdf version of the coloring book is available here.


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