Museums line up another week of programs

Jun 21, 2015 From staff reports

The Riverton Museum will kick off this week's programs with an Adventure Trek on Tuesday to St. Stephen's Indian Mission.

The trek will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the museum, 700 E. Park Ave.

St. Stephen's Indian Mission was founded in 1884 by Father John J. Jutz. The church includes examples of Arapaho art depicting Christian themes.

The Dubois Museum will host a two-part Children's Exploration Series program onTuesday and Saturday.

In the first part of "On the Wildlife Trail," ecologist Bruce Thompson will teach participants how tracks talk, and children will be able to track their tracking skills. In the second part, he will teach children how to find tracks, make plaster casts and read the stories told by fresh animal tracks.

Participation is limited to 12 children. To register, call 455-2284.

The Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander and the Riverton Museum each will host a Discovery Speakers Series program Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

On Thursday, Marjane Ambler will present, "Living in a Hostile Environment" at 7 p.m. in Lander.

For nine years, Marjane Ambler and Terry Wehrman lived year-round near the north shore of Yellowstone Lake. While many Westerners dream of being able to live there, Ambler and Wehrman soon realized that Yellowstone has teeth, and mistakes matter.

On Saturday, Fremont County Pioneer Museum's visitors services coordinator Randy Wise will present a program on petroglyphs in Fremont County. The presentation begins at 3:30 p.m. and will focus on petroglyphs from the Dubois area, Sinks Canyon and Castle Gardens.

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