Kids Mingling with Kids

Sweetwater County Resource Rendezvous

As landowners, managers, and resource providers in southwest Wyoming, we are in the midst of difficult and challenging times. Society’s changing and controversial attitudes concerning the management of public lands become more pressing and closer to home each year. We must take the lead in fostering an attitude within our communities on the positive influences and benefits of business and industry in the West.
The Resource Rendezvous has been developed to educate the public on social, economic, and environmental issues. The event is being organized by people from mining, oil and gas, timber, agriculture, recreation, education, and service-related industries. Tours and booths will help educators, students, and the general public to understand how industries provide social and economic stability within the community.
Participation in the Resource Rendezvous is being encouraged and may be in a variety of manners:

Develop and staff informational/interactive booths during the exposition;

Assist during student tours and while traveling to/from tours (e.g., historical or geological information);

Offer tours to students in industries ranging from mines to ranches to restaurants;

Financially sponsor any area of the event; or, make presentations to groups to solicit financial support.

Those willing to participate in any manner are encouraged to contact  307-875-4995 or assistant@rockspringschamber.com.

AG in the Classroom

Its purpose is to encourage interest and the teaching of agriculture within the state. The web pages include teaching materials for sale, kids’ contests, workshop schedule, and farming literacy quizzes.

Conservation Education

Mission Statement

Provider Pals© is a cultural exchange program that links urban classrooms, rural classrooms, and the people who get their hands dirty every day – farmers, ranchers, miners, loggers, oil field workers, commercial fishermen, and others who provide the basics of everyday life. These diverse cultures join together to teach each other about their very different ways of life and to address the fundamental question, “Where does my stuff come from?”
A Woman Training Children and People
Use It Wisely conservation campaign makes smart water use fun, easy, and practical for everyone. This campaign is all about giving voice to water – your voice. No matter where you need to get the water word out – business, home, classroom, or municipality – we’ve developed a variety of ways to use WUIW as a tool to help spread your own unique water conservation message.
The goal was simple: to encourage, inspire, and inform people about the benefits of a simpler, less-material lifestyle, and the importance of protecting our natural environment as the source of our well-being.
A River Beside a Hill

What Is a Watershed?

A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place. John Wesley Powell, a scientist geographer, put it best when he said that a watershed is “that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.” Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state, and national boundaries. In the continental US, there are 2,110 watersheds. Including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico, there are 2,267 watersheds.

Sweetwater County, WY

(These are all external links to the www.epa.gov.)
This county crosses 11 watersheds.

Find environmental information for each of these watersheds: