County Museum hosts long-distance online class


(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - February 6, 2021)     Fourth Grade students 2,000 miles away made a virtual trip to Green River last week when they attended a special online class conducted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum.

Late last year, County Museum Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady was contacted by the Yavneh Academy in Paramus, New Jersey, a community about the size of Rock Springs located some 15 miles from New York City. The Academy had heard of the museum’s educational outreach programs via the Internet and expressed interest in arranging special virtual presentations.

Subject matter was discussed and finalized; the topics Brady covered through an online link encompassed Native American cultures from all over the United States, geology, fossils such as Knightia and Stromatolite, geology, and Wyoming history. The students had many questions, and the Yavneh Academy pronounced the long-range classroom a great success

At a time when in-person museum visits can be problematic for student groups, virtual classes and presentations offer effective alternative strategies. Educators, parents, and parent-teacher groups who are interested in learning more about programs for students Grades K - 12 are encouraged to contact the museum at (307) 872-6435 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..