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Scheduling your Legislative Visit:
If you are planning on bring your class to the Jonah Business Center to observe the legislative session, which begins January 8 and runs through early March, please schedule your visit in advance by emailing Associate Legislative Information Officer; Riana Davidson: Riana.Davidson@wyoleg.gov. Seating is limited in the public galleries and is first-come, first-served. If possible, please split your group in half between the House and Senate Chamber, rotating each group halfway through your visit. Please ensure enough chaperones are present to accommodate both groups.
Wyoming Legislator’s Back to School Program:
If your class is unable to attend the legislative session or would like a legislator to visit your classroom during the interim, the Wyoming's Legislators Back to School Program provides a great alternative to traveling to Cheyenne. The program is designed to teach young people, the nation's future voters and leaders – what it's like to be a state legislator: the processes, the pressures, the debate, the negotiation and the compromise, the fabric of representative democracy. Legislators generally cannot visit classrooms during the months of January-March because of the legislative sessions. For more information about the program and how to schedule a legislative visit, please see: http://www.wyoleg.gov/citizenEngagement/BackToSchoolProgram.
- Wyoming State Legislature
- Jonah Business Center, 3001 East Pershing Boulevard, Cheyenne, WY 82001
- Contact Person: Riana Davidson, Associate Legislative Information Officer
- Phone: (307) 777-7881
- E-Mail: Riana.Davidson@wyoleg.gov
- Website: http://www.wyoleg.gov/citizenEngagement/AttendLegSession
- Average length of visit: 1 hour, but can vary by classroom goal or bills being presented
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[ Wyoming's Legislators Back to School Program ]
Throughout the school year, State legislators from Wyoming visit local classrooms to bring civics alive for students. Sponsored by the Wyoming Legislature and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Wyoming’s Legislators Back to School Program is designed to teach young people – the nation’s future voters and leaders – what it’s like to be a state legislator: the processes, the pressures, and the debate, negotiation and compromise that are the very fabric of representative democracy. Legislators are urged to participate in this national event to tell the real story about representative democracy in America. Wyoming’s Legislators Back to School Program is a valuable opportunity for state legislators to answer NCSL’s call to promote civic education about representative democracy.
A variety of resources exist to help you, as a classroom teacher, prepare for a visit from a Wyoming legislator to your classroom. The Teacher's Guide offers background information on the goals of the event and activities to use as a complement to the legislator's visit. NCSL makes available, free of charge, a variety of classroom materials for high school, middle school, and elementary school students to be used by state legislators visiting classrooms in conjunction with the program. To request copies of the materials, please contact Legislative Information Officer, Anthony Sara, at (307) 777-7881 or by e-mailing Anthony at: Anthony.Sara@wyoleg.gov. You may also contact Associate Information Officer, Riana Davidson, at (307) 777-7881 or by e-mailing Riana at: Riana.Davidson@wyoleg.gov.
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