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    Mountain Research

    The University of Wyoming is surrounded by mountains, affording researchers and students unique opportunities to study climate change in species like butterflies. Check out our complete list of the top 25 colleges for Outside readers.

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    The Outdoor Program

    The Outdoor Program hosts over 40 trips and clinics each year, including a popular canoe trip and hot springs getaway on the North Platte River.

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    Geological Museum

    The university is home to several museums, including the Geological Museum that houses a collection of fossils and minerals with a focus on Wyoming.

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    Outdoor Leadership Development Series

    O.L.D.S is a leadership development program intended to make students more competent in the backcountry and better leaders through classroom and outdoor sessions over a year-long course.

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    Wyoming Infared Observatory

    Only 25 miles south of Laramie, Wyoming, the WIRO is a 2.3-meter telescope open for student use during the summer as part of a research program focused on galaxy evolution.

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