2016 Lewis & Clark Interpretive Programs

 

◊ Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday ◊ 2pm in the Meriwether Theater ◊

Topics include: “the Myths and Mysteries of Sacajawea,” “Tales from the Trail,” and “Tails from the Trail: Seaman, Bears, and Other Critters.”

 

Saturday July 16th
11am and 2pm

Sunday July 17th
2pm

Location: TBA
Dr. Stephen Sylvester
The Corps of Discovery: Tomahawks, Rifles, and Food for Thought

Dr. Sylvester will bring the Lewis and Clark Expedition alive as he tells of triumphs and tribulations along the trail as Captains Lewis and Clark led their group through the Rocky Mountains and on to the Pacific Ocean. Try your hand at throwing a tomahawk. Taste elk jerky. Then walk the trails imagining what it might have been like when the Corps was traveling passed the Lemhi River, hoping the Ocean was closer than it was, and preparing for the next trek over the mountains at present day Lost Trail Pass.

Saturday, August 20
Time and Location TBA

Dr. Stephen Sylvester
The Corps of Discovery: Tomahawks, Rifles, and Food for Thought

In celebration of Agai’dika Heritage Days (and in case you missed it in July) Dr. Sylvester will return and the Lewis and Clark Expedition alive as he tells of triumphs and tribulations along the trail as Captains Lewis and Clark led their group through the Rocky Mountains and on to the Pacific Ocean. Try your hand at throwing a tomahawk. Taste elk jerky. Then walk the trails imagining what it might have been like when the Corps was traveling passed the Lemhi River, hoping the Ocean was closer than it was, and preparing for the next trek over the mountains at present day Lost Trail Pass.

Brought to you with generous funding from the Idaho Humanities Council – Speakers Bureau program

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2016 Junior Explorer

Our first EVER Junior Explorer! Summer 2015

Our first EVER Junior Explorer! Angelina Mohr, Summer 2015

Kids age 5-12
Wednesdays beginning June 22, 2016
Time: 10:30 – Noon
Location:  Friendship Circle Fire Pit
Suggested donation per child – $5

 

Come on out and join us for a lively hour of nature discovery through stories, songs, games and more.  Last year’s programs included Backyard Botany, Life under Logs, Secrets of the Swamp, and Fish Food just to name a few.

By following our program children can earn a Junior Explorer certificate and their name on our special poster!

 

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WEEKLY PROGRAM TOPICS

June 22:  Animal Apartments

– From webs to dens, learn how different animals build their shelter, and then try making your own.

June 29:  Eyes See…

– …but how do they do it and why do we see color and what makes animal eyes glow in the dark?

July 6:  Wilderness Detectives

– We’ll explore the signs animals make as they travel and use our detective skills to figure out where they are going and what they are doing.

July 13:  The Mighty Sagebrush!

–It is all around us here in the Lemhi Valley and it has some pretty awesome adaptations.

July 20:  Pictograph Pictionary

–People have been painting and carving symbols in the landscape around them since they’ve had hands, come explore what we know about them because of their symbols.

July 27:  Tremendous TREEEEEEEEEEEs!

–Trees are cool.  They can live to be hundreds of years old and keep a record of the climate around them and, cute things live in them – so there’s that, too.

August 3:  Lewis and Clark-Lemhi County’s First Naturalists

–It is time for a scavenger hunt…don’t you think?

August 10:  Animal Olympics!

–Honestly, if wild animals were allowed to compete in the Summer Olympics, humans would never win. Come find out why!

August 17:  There’s a Bug in My River!

–It is time to do some river wading and learn about the things living in the water that are hard to see.

August 24:  Geology Rocks!

–It is true. We think rocks are pretty great: gold, obsidian, fossilized trees…are you interested now?

August 31:  Winter is Coming!

–…in a few months.  In the meantime animals are getting ready for the cold months and in the process they are competing for resources. Learn what they do to survive the harsh winter.

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