Visit Irvine’s re-created Native American site to learn more about Maryland’s First People. Families can learn about pre-colonial American Indian culture in the eastern region with hands-on activities and demonstrations of traditional skills. Help with the harvest of our 3 sisters garden, grind corn, throw an atlatl, try your hand at starting a friction fire, make cordage and more. Native American Indians have made, and continue to make, lasting contributions to our nation in every arena. Help celebrate their achievements and learn about just some of their history. We are pleased to donate a portion of the program fee to the Baltimore American Indian Center. This program is intended for families with children 6+.
Please note: Irvine’s Native American Educational Site is a 15-minute walk from the parking lot, and will be clearly marked. Guided hikes to the site will depart from the parking lot at 11, 12, and 1pm. If you require transportation to the site, please notify us in advance.
Instructor: Irvine’s Environmental Educators
Saturday, October 8th
Cost: $15 per individual OR $30 per family
Approximate Schedule of Events –
Throughout the day there will be demonstrations of traditional cooking methods, friction fire making methods, corn pounding and grinding, turning pelts into buckskin, clay beads and pots, making cordage and more!
11:00 Guided Hike to Native American Educational Site departs from Nature Center parking lot
11:30am Opening Circle & Friction Fire Demonstration
12:00pm Guided Hike to Native American Educational Site departs from Nature Center parking lot
12:00pm Bark Baskets and Weaving Demonstrations
12:30pm Atlatl Throwing
1:00pm Guided Hike to Native American Educational Site departs from Nature Center parking lot
1:30pm Atlatl throwing & Cordage Demonstrations
2:00pm Friction Fire Demonstration & Traditional Story at the fire circle with popcorn
2:30pm Harvesting the Garden
2:45pm Closing Circle & Land Acknowledgement
You are welcome to come for all or a portion of the day’s event!