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July 27th, 2016 -- Press Release: Launch of WY Outside Challenge Online Submission PDF

April 15th, 2016 -- Press Release: Launch of WY Outside Challenge to Engage Youth Statewide PDF

December 14th, 2015 -- Press Release: Still Time to Participate in Statewide WY Outside Challenge PDF

November 23rd, 2015 -- Press Release: State Parks accepts NPS "Every Kid in a Park" free admission pass PDF

Wyoming Youth Outdoor Bill of RightsPDF

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Our Vision

To foster the mind, body, and spirit of youth and families by inspiring a long-term appreciation of the Wyoming outdoors through education, interaction, and adventure.

WY Outside is an unincorporated affiliation of nonprofits and state and federal agencies working to encourage youth and families in Wyoming to spend more time outdoors.

Every Kid in a Park

For the second year, Wyo Parks is partnering with state and federal partners in celebration of the National Park Service 100th year anniversary. As part of this effort, Wyo Parks will sponsor and promote “Every Kid in a Park”, an initiative set forth by the White House.

The “Every Kid in a Park” program provides every 4th grader nationwide the opportunity to obtain a pass that grants the student and their family free admission to more than 2,000 federally managed lands including national parks, monuments, forests, wildlife refuges and more. 4th graders, as well as parents and educators, can get passes by visiting the program’s website at: www.everykidinapark.gov

As a complement to the federal program, Wyo Parks will honor the “Every Kid in a Park” passes through August 31, 2017. Passes are good for free entrance/day use at any Wyoming state parks, historic sites, or recreation areas.

How to use the ‘Every Kid in a Park’ pass at Wyo Parks locations

Official Rules

2017 “Every Kid in a Park” Program Guidelines Printable Version PDF Document

Coloring Book PDF Document

2016 WY Outside Challenge

Are you ready to get outside? The very first WY Outside Challenge is underway! It’s time to show your outdoor enthusiasm with the WY Outside Challenge, a fun-filled, year-long event that encourages youth and families to explore the Wyoming outdoors.

  • Download/print a scorecard
  • Accumulate 200 points over the course of the year,
  • Take pictures/video of your adventures,
  • Have fun engaging in the outdoors!



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By being outdoor role models to our peers, siblings and adults, we can start a chain reaction that will get more people outside, one person at a time.
-2010 Wyoming Youth Congress Delegate
Outside Idea
Go for a walk and be aware of one color at a time.