Have you ever wanted to go on a nature walk that explains so many of the hidden things going on around you? If this appeals to you and your children, don’t miss the chance to take a walk with the Institute for American Indian Studies on August 22, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. with IAIS Educator and Ecologist, Susan Scherf. Participants will learn about the ecology of the Shepaug River and the way plants and animals live in the Eastern Woodlands.
Streams and rivers are often considered the lifeline of ecosystems around the world. Native American communities understand how important rivers are and consider their movement as a way of constantly replenishing Mother Earth’s supply of fresh water, which is essential for all living things. Native Americans also traditionally understood the interconnecting relationships between all living things. They understand that animals and plants can teach us many things; which is something participants will learn on this walk.
Summer is one of the best times to observe river life in the Eastern Woodland environment from watching a great blue heron hunt to listening to beavers slap their tails, and, watching fish rise for mayflies or crayfish forage. The beauty of nature and never knowing what you will see next is part of the fun of this walk.
On this guided hike to the Shepaug River, Scherf will talk about how animals live in this environment and explain what to look and listen for when trying to identify species. This program will help participants look at rivers and our natural world in a new and interesting way.
Pre-registration for this event is required, to register, click here. If you have questions, call 860-868-0518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of this program is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children, and $5 for members.
About The Institute for American Indian Studies (IAIS)
Located on 15 woodland acres the IAIS preserves and educates through archeology, research, exhibitions, and programs. We have an outdoor replicated 16th c. Algonkian Village, the award-winning Wigwam Escape, and a Museum with temporary and permanent displays of authentic artifacts from prehistory to the present that allows visitors to foster a new understanding of the world and the history and culture of Native Americans. The Institute for American Indian Studies is located on 38 Curtis Road in Washington Connecticut.