CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Museum has been awarded a grant from the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation through its Wyoming Youth for Natural Resources Grant. This grant will support the museum in two important ways.

First, the grant will fund the creation of two separate Wildlife Conservation Education Trunks. These trunks will teach Wyoming students about the importance of wildlife conservation, both at home in Wyoming and from across the globe.

Each trunk is packed with skulls, pelts, claws, antlers and more of many animals. Additionally, the trunks include animal commerce items confiscated from poachers and traffickers by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These trunks are available free of charge to all teachers.

The grant also supports the museum by funding the shipping of these trunks to teachers across the state. The Wyoming Wildlife Foundation's support means that the trunks can be sent to teachers who would not normally be able to pick up the trunks at the State Museum in Cheyenne.

For more information about requesting a trunk for your school, visit the museum website at

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