If you can't come to us, we can bring the learning to you. The following outreach programs are available for classrooms.
Winter Count (Grades K-8)
Learn how Native Americans kept track of their history and communicated using symbols. 20-30 minutes.
Packing a Travois (Grades K-5)
Learn about the roles and responsibilities of Native American family members through costumed role-playing of a Dakota girl and boy as they prepare to move to another location on the prairie. 30 minutes.
Travois Program - Working Together To Survive on the Prairie (grades 6-8)
Work in small groups to investigate items in a parfleche or tipi bag and determine who would have used the items and why each item was important for survival. 30 minutes.
Prairie Animal Tracks (Grades K-5)
Explore prairie animals by examining their pelts and making plaster animal tracks. 30 minutes.
Native American Games (Grades K-5)
Play Native American games such as Moccasin game, Bone & Pin and/or Double-Ball. 20 to 30 minutes.
PowerPoint presentation (All ages)
Explore the Jeffers Petroglyphs through photographs of the site including programs, plants, and carvings. 20 to 30 minutes.
7,000 Years of Native American History (Grades 5 and up)
Students work in teams exploring cultural items from the four major time periods (Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian). The program ends with a game in which the teams compete against each other by answering questions correctly about how the people lived and survived for thousands of years. 30 to 45 minutes.
Scheduling an Outreach Program
- Contact: Pam Jensen at 507-628-5591 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cost: $6 per student (plus mileage)
- Minimum number of students: 20