June at the Riverton Museum: Castle Gardens, 2001 Jet Ski Expedition, and The Raptor Experience

    (Riverton, WY) The Riverton Museum is hosting some exciting treks and presentations as a part of their Adventure Trek, Discovery Speaker, and Children’s Exploration Series during the month of June.

    Coming up this Saturday, June 8 is a trip to Castle Gardens. Join Craig Bromley and visit the petroglyphs, and learn about the petroglyphs and the Bureau of Land Management’s efforts to preserve them! Reservations are required. Fee is $10 per person. Participants should meet at the Riverton Museum at 9:00 a.m. and we will drive as a group to Castle Gardens (there will not be a bus provided). Everyone is responsible for bringing their own sack lunch and water. This trek will require a considerable amount of walking so please dress accordingly. Call the Riverton Museum at 307-856-2665 for information and to register. Brought to you by the Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series.

    Castle Gardens petroglyphs. (h/t Carol Harper)

    On Wednesday, June 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., historians Allan Maybee and Roger Melton will be presenting on their record-breaking 2001 Jet Ski Expedition where they traveled 5,100 miles from New Orleans to the Pacific Ocean on their Genesis I jet ski, following the route taken by Lewis and Clark’s expedition at the start of the nineteenth century. The presentation given by Alan and Roger will coincide with the opening of the new Riverton Museum exhibit on their expedition and will feature the jet ski used on the expedition! This program is free and open to the public. Brought to you by the Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speaker Series.

    Route map of Maybee and Melton’s 2001 Jet Ski Expedition. (h/t Riverton Museum)

    This month’s Children’s Exploration Series hosts the Buffalo Bill Center of the West: “Draper Museum Raptor Experience” on Saturday, June 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Raptor Experience will bring a Red-tailed Hawk for an educational program outside at the Riverton Museum. There will also be an obstacle course set up to demonstrate the dangerous journey that birds face during migration! (Guests should arrive before the event begins and anticipate leaving around noon). This program is free and open to the public; reservations are not required. Brought to you by the Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children’s Exploration Series.

    Isham, Red-tailed Hawk (h/t Riverton Museum/Draper Museum of Natural History)

    The Riverton Museum is located at 700 East Park Avenue and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. General admission is $6; students and seniors are $5, and kids 5 and under are free. For more information about the museum’s events and activities, visit their Facebook page or the Fremont County Museum System website.


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