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Indigenous Lifeways – LUNCH & LEARN

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$28 – $45

Join us for a nature-inspired presentation by Irvine’s Master Naturalist, Clare Walker, PhD, plus enjoy a delicious catered lunch from ACE Catering and themed mocktails. This program is part of Irvine’s 3-part Lunch & Learn series. 

Maryland has a long and rich history of Indigenous People, from early mammoth hunters to large villages along the Chesapeake Bay to a mid-century migration to Baltimore. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, come learn more about Maryland’s Indigenous People. While providing a historical overview of the adaptions of the region’s first inhabitants, this talk will focus on the Eastern Woodland Indians, including their use of natural resources, foods – both growing and preparing – and tool creation. Tickets include a hot lunch that will celebrate the Three Sisters crops: corn, beans, and squash and themed mocktail for your enjoyment.

Following the lunch and talk there will be a guided tour of Irvine’s Native American educational site* that was first built in partnership with the Baltimore American Indian Center, Stevenson University, Interpretive Naturalist Jeff Gottlieb, and many volunteers in 2016. The home to many school field trips and community programs, the site has grown to include a longhouse, 2 styles of wigwams, a work shelter, and Three Sisters Garden.  You can explore the structures, see replica artifacts used for our school programs, watch a demonstration of friction fire starting, try your hand at throwing atlatls, or just relax around the fire. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Baltimore American Indian Center.

Presenter: Clare Walker, PhD, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist
Tuesday, November 14th
12:00 – 2:30PM
Cost*: $35/members; $45/non-members

*Discount for Pacesetter members and above. Additional discount available if purchasing 3-event series.

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