The Meeteetse Museums will be hosting an avalanche clinic this evening.
The clinic will be conducted by avalanche expert Adam Babcock, Outdoor Recreation Planner for the BLM assigned to the Worland Field Office.
In his presentation, Babcock will focus on historic avalanche incidents, including the deadly ones that occurred around 1907 at Kirwin, the former mining town near Meeteetse; more recent fatal avalanches including their statistics and trends; and the basic science behind snow avalanches. Babcock will also discuss risk mitigation in avalanche prone areas and will demonstrate the tools used by rescue personnel and others charged with lessening the risk of slides.
David Cunningham with the Meeteetse Museum says that the program has previously been presented at the Washakie Museum in Worland, and he felt that having the clinic in Meeteetse would be helpful to locals.
The event, which is free to the public, begins at 7 p.m. and runs until about 9. Refreshments will be available following the event.