Updates


New This Fall! Wyo Wonders Elementary Curriculum Is Ready for Classrooms


Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom (WAIC) is excited to announce the launch of its brand new Wyo Wonders curriculum this fall. Wyo Wonders is a free elementary curriculum focused on helping students understand Wyoming’s core heritage industries of agriculture, minerals and energy, outdoor recreation, and tourism. Wyo Wonders continues the legacy of stewardship-based education for […]

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Congratulations to our 2023 Educator of the Year!

Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom would like to congratulate Jamie Keisel, our 2023 Educator of the Year. Ms. Keisel currently teaches 3rd Grade at Greybull Elementary School. Keisel is active in her school, local community, and WAIC programs. She has been involved with writing, revising, and teaching the Wyoming Stewardship Project (WSP) in addition to […]

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Congratulations 2023 Bookmark Finalists!

We are excited to recognize 13 students as our 2023 bookmark finalists this spring. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate and share your Wyoming stewardship message!  All finalists were selected by a panel of judges, and the winner of our People’s Choice was chosen by popular vote during National Agriculture Week […]

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Meet Andrew Joannides, Our New Executive Director!

From Wyoming, To Texas, and Back To Wyoming, Andrew Joannides Named Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom’s New Executive Director Born and raised in Cheyenne, spending 10 years working in higher education and intercollegiate athletics around the country, Andrew Joannides is now back in Cheyenne and has joined the Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom (WAIC) team […]

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Wyoming’s Students Wyoming’s Future

Dear Friends, We hope your fall is going well!  Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom (WAIC) is in full swing with our Wyoming’s Students Wyoming’s Future (WSWF) Campaign. Our goal for the WSWF campaign is to raise $5 Million. This funding will allow for expansion of the Wyoming Stewardship Project (WSP), extending it’s reach to 825 […]

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Congratulations to our 2021 Educator of the Year!

Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom (WAIC) would like to congratulate Reva Lobatos, the 2021 Educator of the Year. Ms. Lobatos currently teaches 4th Grade at Fort Washakie Elementary in Fremont County. Lobatos is active in her school, education communities, and WAIC programs.  She has been involved with writing, revising, and teaching the Wyoming Stewardship Project […]

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Congratulations 2021 Bookmark Finalists!

This spring, we are excited to recognize 12 students as our 2021 bookmark finalists.  Over 1,600 entries were submitted for this contest, and the artwork is incredible.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate and share your Wyoming stewardship message!  All finalists were selected by a panel of judges, and the winner […]

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Ask a Regional Advocate:

Why Teach the Wyoming Stewardship Project? Many things come across a teacher’s desk throughout the year, some of them are worthwhile, and some aren’t. I feel the Wyoming Stewardship Project is worth teaching because it is all about us, the people of Wyoming.  It teaches the standards through lessons specific to Wyoming, which makes it […]

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Spectrum donation supports the Wyoming Stewardship Project

  Spectrum’s gift will support WAIC’s efforts to reach Wyoming teachers and students with high-quality educational materials from the Wyoming Stewardship Project (WSP.) Educators teaching units from the WSP are encouraged to fill out a questionnaire demonstrating the lesson’s impact. After an educator submits their feedback, one of WAIC’s Regional Advocates will send them a […]

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What does the Wyoming Stewardship Project cover?

At a glance, the Wyoming Stewardship Project is: – Focused on grades 2-5 – 12 full units exploring Agriculture, Minerals & Energy, Outdoor Recreation & Tourism – Fully aligned to Wyoming Content and Performance Standards – Units align horizontally across grade-level content and vertically in grades 2-5 – Units can be used independently without loss […]

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A New Way to Visualize Our World

Ten students from across Wyoming submitted projects for the 2020 GIS Mapping Contest, bringing the program to a strong finish.  Following school closures, we revised the GIS Mapping Program to fit a new remote learning environment. Now open to students of all ages, we are excited to have participants ages 4-17!  Parents mentored their students […]

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Congratulations to our 2020 Educator of the Year!

Over the last two years, Cornelison has taught the Wyoming Stewardship Project to every 5th Grade student at Mountain View Elementary.  Cornelison appreciates the unbiased way information is presented, and the sense of stewardship and state pride the lessons inspire in her students.  In support of Cornelison’s award, Toni Martin wrote, “Marissa is a skilled […]

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Congratulations to the 2020 Bookmark Contest Finalists!

This spring, we are excited to recognize 12 students as our 2020 bookmark finalists.  Over 1,900 entries were submitted for this contest, and the artwork was incredible.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate and share your Wyoming resource message!  All finalists were selected by a panel of judges, and the winner […]

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Explore GIS Mapping with Your Family!

GIS mapping is an amazing technology, allowing you, and your kids, to visualize and understand our world in a whole new way.  Marking points of interest, mapping the length of features, and measuring the area of space.  All of this, and more, are possible when combined into a simple easy-to-read map.  So, let’s get started! […]

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Educator Workshops are Coming to a Community Near You

We have big things planned for the Wyoming Stewardship Project in the summer of 2020!  With units available online as a free resource, we will be offering two-day Wyoming Stewardship Project workshops for educators in 12 communities statewide.

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Laramie Peak Motors, Platte Valley Bank, and WyoTech support Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom’s education outreach

Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom is the grateful recipient of a leased 2019 Ford EcoSport, thanks to a generous partnership between Laramie Peak Motors, Platte Valley Bank, and WyoTech.  The businesses worked together to donate a three-year lease vehicle to assist the non-profit with traveling to elementary schools across the state. Wyoming Agriculture in the […]

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Congratulations to the 2019 Bookmark Program Finalists!

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 Bookmark & Beyond program!  With over 1,550 entries from 2nd-5th Grade students statewide, we want to congratulate each and every participant.  Thank you to all students, teachers, and parents who participated. Our Wyoming students are amazing artists! These student finalists, their families, and teachers will […]

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Donor Spotlight: Thank You Hat Six Travel Plaza


Hat Six Travel Plaza has generously offered to sponsor the 2019 Barn Burner 5k races in Casper and Cheyenne.  Here are few of the reasons why! What attracted the Hat Six Travel Plaza to sponsor the Barn Burner 5k? At Hat Six, we love that we are a locally owned company and are able to […]

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Pine Bluffs Students Experience Calving Season First Hand


Thanks to the hospitality of the Lerwick family, fourth and fifth grade students from Pine Bluffs were able to visit a working ranch, and experience calving season first hand.   Students found real-world applications for math as they learned about feed rations; exploring exactly what it is that cattle eat.  They then took a trip […]

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