Family Program: Native Ways & Giving Nature Thanks

  • Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center 783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT, 05146 United States

Date: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Ages: All ages welcomed. Geared to youth aged 6 and older
Cost: By donation; an RSVP is appreciated.
Location: Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center

This autumnal program for families will explore Native peoples’ traditions of living in balance with Earth and each other. This hands-on harvest time adventure will highlight the interdependence of all living things in nature and explore gratitude as taught by Native cultures found throughout North America.

Developed from discussions with Native American elders and research of the historical record, Native traditions, stories and games will be discovered. Activities will convey the philosophy of kinship with nature, showing respect for all living creatures and how giving is the way to earn respect.

This event will be presented by Kimberly Galandak-O’Connor, The Nature Museum’s Education Director and is part of the Nature Museum’s Saturday series of environmental education programs for families. Admission is by donation. RSVP is required as space is limited. Register for this program by going to www.nature-museum.org or by calling 802-843-2111. This program takes place rain or shine and will be held at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center located at 783 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT.

Families are welcome. This event is part of our Saturday series of environmental education programs for families.

Admission is by donation. RSVP required as space is limited. Pack snack, and water bottle and wear shoes for hiking over uneven terrain. Rain or shine.

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Abenaki Couple, an 18th-century watercolor by an unknown artist. Courtesy of the City of Montreal Records Management & Archives, Montreal, Canada.