PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (Feb. 25, 2015)
(CHEYENNE, Wyo.) February 25, 2015 – This Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be signing a proclamation in his Cheyenne office that establishes a Youth Outdoor Bill of Rights (YOBR) for Wyoming’s children, youth, and families.
The Wyoming YOBR document was compiled by WY Outside after surveying youth across the state to find out what outdoor experiences were important to them. The premise behind a YOBR is the belief that every child, youth, and family in the state should be given the opportunity to experience the outdoors in some way.
The public and members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend the proclamation signing. The WY Outside coalition is establishing the YOBR in conjunction with their upcoming, year-long Outdoor Challenge.
WY Outside believes a YOBR is necessary because of the detachment between youth and the outdoors, and the physical activity that comes with being outside. Due to the incredible outdoor spaces that Wyoming provides, WY Outside believes that youth in the state have a great opportunity to embrace the outdoors and avoid this detachment. read more...