Get the whole family outside to enjoy Sheridan’s Parks & Pathways and learn more about how solar energy works at the annual Picnic on the Pathway, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on June 13th at Washington Park on Coffeen Avenue. This yearly UNPLUG event encourages Sheridan residents to experience the benefits of pathways throughout the community, and this year Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council), is partnering with the Sheridan Community Land Trust (Land Trust), and Science Kids to bring solar demonstrations and education to the event.

The event will feature several solar installers who are bringing a variety of solar applications to demonstrate as well as some hands-on elements for children. In addition, Cynthia Wright, an electrical engineer with Rocky Mountain Power, is participating. “I want to inspire the next generation of engineers. I am always interested in opportunities to get kids thinking about engineering as a possible career,” she said.

One of the event’s goals is to be zero-waste, so participants are encouraged to walk, bike, or even run along the pathway to Washington Park. Jimmy John’s will provide sandwiches; chips and drinks will also be available; all food will be free of charge. Additionally, compostable cups and recyclable packaging will be used. The picnic is “drop-in” where participants can stop by any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. It’s free, family friendly, and open to the public.

For more information on the Picnic on the Pathway, contact the Land Trust at 307-673-4702, the Resource Council at 307-672-5809, or Science Kids at 307-763-0976.