(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Four Wyoming State Parks and their Kids eXtreme programs will benefit from a $5,000 donation from Devon Energy. These parks are: Keyhole State Park, Boysen State Park, Sinks Canyon State Park, and Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, all located in counties where Devon has operations.
The Devon donation will be used by the four parks in various ways:
Keyhole – The money Keyhole received will go towards their Bird Banding Station in which citizens engage in a science project to capture birds, obtain data, and put bands on birds in a nationwide monitoring project. The Keyhole Kids Celebration allows at-risk youth to learn about natural resources and participate in the bird banding station. Additionally, the Keyhole State Park Summer Family Program offers visiting park families educational activities such as bird watching, nature hikes, and water exploration.
Boysen – The money Boysen received will go towards the Kids eXtreme Youth Fishing Derby.
Sinks Canyon – The money they received will be used to complete the Kids’ Corner Treehouse project in the Sinks Canyon Visitor Center. The treehouse will have viewing scopes that will allow youth to view bird and animal mounts in the facility and their living counterparts in the park.
Medicine Lodge - This money will go towards the Paintrock Hunter Mentor Program’s Outdoor Day. Skill stations for this day include: archery, air rifles, wildlife identification, building bird houses, archaeological dig, spin casting, .22 rifles, gold panning, flint knapping, ATV safety and antler scoring.
–Provided by Wyoming State Parks