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Be a Hero for the Environment

Brought to us by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, this family program will focus on how Native American cultures in Oregon have always had a strong relationship with the environment and that beliefs, traditions, and practices were passed down through the generations, including the importance of taking care of the environment.
  • Be a Hero for the Environment
  • 2015-06-29T18:30:00-07:00
  • 2015-06-29T19:30:00-07:00
  • Brought to us by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, this family program will focus on how Native American cultures in Oregon have always had a strong relationship with the environment and that beliefs, traditions, and practices were passed down through the generations, including the importance of taking care of the environment.
  • When Jun 29, 2015 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM (US/Pacific / UTC-700)
  • Where Baker County Public Library
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“Be a Hero for the Environment” focuses on the sustainable practices that have been developed and used by Oregon’s Native American cultures for thousand of years. The program is an interactive, one-hour family experience that includes a short presentation, a series of activity tables, and plenty of touchable artifacts. Together, these elements will inspire youth and families to become environmental heroes in their own lives.

The program is presented by a professional museum educator from the Museum of Natural and Cultural History in collaboration with Libraries of Eastern Oregon. Heroism is the focus of Summer Reading Programs at libraries nationwide with the slogan “Every Hero Has a Story”.

During the presentation portion of the program, we will read a book titled Frog Girl, by Paul Owen Lewis, as well as show some mural depictions of what the different regions of Oregon looked like in the past.

 In addition to the touchable artifacts and a basket-weaving station, the activity tables will include an area that challenges participants to create a boat made from a limited size piece of aluminum foil (4” x6”), seeing how many pennies they can float at a time.

Learn more about MNCH on their website at http://natural-history.uoregon.edu/ .