Learn survival skills with Elkhart County Parks Monday

Get hands on with history and learn how our ancestors lived and thrived during Adventure: Native Americans with Elkhart County Parks Monday.adobe-spark-31

Starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at the Downtown library, Krista Daniels, interpretive naturalist for Elkhart County Parks will lead hands-on active lessons about the Potawatomi native tribe lived.

“We’ll talk about what life would have been like then, how it’s different now,” she said. “We talk about how they survived.”

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Daniels said that the program is great for children that learn through participatory activities.

“It’s a good one for kids that needs that active piece in learning,” she said.

“We think it’s really important to have that hands-on.”

If the weather allows, Daniels will lead the group outside to demonstrate fire-starting techniques.

She said that the class is a good way to way to get children learning about the history of their local area.

“It helps introduce the history of our area in a general way,” she said. “They get to hear part of our history in a different way.”

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