With much excitement, we announce the construction of the Beck Learning Center in honor of Charley and Sue Beck. Educators both, the Becks “pioneered” in Torrey Valley from 1922-1958. In the spirit of conservation, the Becks organized the future purpose of their land by selling it to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission. Torrey Valley, including the Becks’ land, is a critical bighorn winter range and the base of many of our present education programs. As stated by Lois A. Poteet, “It is due to [the Becks’] tenacity, and their dedication to this land, that [Torrey Valley] remains in its natural state.”
The Beck Learning Center, a 650-square-foot addition to our building’s west side, will serve as a new education center for school groups, adult conservation programs, and collaborative community projects. This project will also meet our strategic plan of providing a “Kid’s Corner” in our gift shop, additional office space for staff and volunteers, a kitchenette for groups and events, and increased bathroom and storage space for summer activities.
Included below is a list of the Beck Learning Center’s features:
- 650-square-foot classroom
- Updated technology
- Office expansion
- Gift shop expansion
- Hospitality kitchenette
- Remodeled bathrooms
“All who enjoy the valley now and in the future owe their thanks to Charley and Sue Beck.”
With over 6,800 people visiting the National Bighorn Sheep Center in 2019 (952 students and 344 adults through Road Scholars bus tours and many other special group visits), the Center looks forward to increasing its space and inviting additional special groups alongside our daily visitors.
Your contributions improve our education, outreach, and conservation efforts. We accept donations and appreciate our volunteers. If you are interested in supporting our mission, please contact us.
P.O. Box 1435 (Mailing Address)
10 Bighorn Lane (Physical Address)
Dubois, WY 82513
EMAIL: [email protected]