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Creating A Ripple Effect: A World Water Day Celebration

March 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Creating a Ripple Effect flyer with photos of water protectors.
Saturday, March 18
10:00AM – 3:00PM
In Person Event
Water is one of the most vital resources for all beings and has important cultural significance in many indigenous communities. In advance of World Water Day on March 22, join us for a fun and educational event, appropriate for learners of all ages, celebrating this precious gift. Start the day with Matt Devine, a fisheries biologist with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, who will accompany IAIS staff on a short hike down to the Shepaug River. Later, join our friends from the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition for an interactive presentation on the importance of vernal pools. End the afternoon with IAIS Educator Irene Norman (Mohawk descent), who will recount traditional Native American stories and guide participants in making a cornhusk dragonfly craft. Ongoing self guided educational activities will take place throughout the day, during museum hours.

Schedule of events: Guided Hike to Shepaug River: 10:00am; Vernal Pool Presentation: 1:00pm;
Storytime and Dragonfly Craft: 2:00pm. Ongoing self-guided activities.

Please note: For the morning portion of this program, participants should dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear for a short hike. Parts of the trail can be steep.

Price of Participation

Morning Ticket: $12 for Non-Members, $8 for Members; Afternoon Ticket: $12 for Non-Members, $8 for Members.


March 18, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition


The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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