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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 31, 2014
OUTDOORS

Native American village presentation set

Aug 28, 2014

BENTONSPORT — Spend a morning learning about Native American village life along the Des Moines River with Jefferson County Conservation Naturalist Therese Cummiskey.

The presentation will be held 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 at the Bentonsport Shelter along the Des Moines River in Bentonsport.

The program will include hands-on participation trying out various activities used by Native Americans for all aspects of everyday living. Different stations will be set up for grinding corn, making bowls out of gourds, cleaning a deer hide and throwing an atlatl.

Cummiskey will offer her wealth of knowledge and experience as a naturalist and teacher. As the naturalist at Jefferson County Conservation in Fairfield, she is revered for her always-fun youth programs.

The event is geared toward elementary-aged children, but younger kids can participate in the activities with a parent or guardian.

The event is free. Preregistration is not required, but preferred.

Registration and additional information are available at www.desmoinesriverWT.com or by calling 472-6177.

The Lower Des Moines River Water Trail is an official Iowa water trail. The event is co-sponsored by Pathfinders RC&D and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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