Ah, summer in Wyoming!

The days are longer, the skies are clearer, and the sun is definitely shining brighter. As a parent, you might notice that the sun feels more intense here than at the beach. Well, you’re not just imagining things! For every 1,000 feet above sea level, UV intensity increases by 8-10%. So, with Lander at 5,200 feet and Riverton at 4,900 feet, our UV exposure is significantly higher. This exposure only grows for those of us who love recreating at even higher elevations.

Why does this matter? UV exposure is a major risk factor for skin cancer, with the sun being the most common source. So, protecting your kids’ skin is more important than ever. Here’s a fun guide to keeping your little ones safe under the Wyoming sun!