River Ecology and Birding Walk with Susan Scherf

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

Native peoples traditionally recognized that all beings are related and that animals and plants can be our teachers. During the spring season there are many changes happening in the world outside: the arrival of migratory birds, new plants emerging, and creatures shaking off the mud or emerging from eggs. Join IAIS Educator and Ecologist Susan […]

Connecticut Trails Day Walk

Native peoples traditionally recognized that all beings are related and that animals and plants can be our teachers. As part of Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, join Museum Educator and Ecologist Susan Scherf from the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, CT for a guided walk focusing on traditional Native uses of plants in the […]

Free

Rooted in Tradition: Giving Thanks to the Strawberry

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

When wild strawberries ripen, they represent life and good health. They also herald the ripening of fresh fruits and the arrival of summer. Participate in family-friendly, small group education activities related to the gifts of this fruit, which holds significance to many Native American communities. Listen to traditional Native American stories with Education Director Darlene […]

$5 – $15

Smithsonian Museum Day

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

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums across the country provide Free Admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Bring along your ticket and your curiosity! This is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone […]

Sunday Fun Day Holiday Crafts

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

Sunday, December 19, Time Slots Between 11:00am and 4:00pm Small Group, In-Person Programs Throughout the year, the IAIS Education Department offers small group craft workshops on Sunday afternoons. Sign up for a time slot with your family and friends. This week, participants will be able to choose from three different craft options. From beading, to […]

Winter Games, Stories & Crafts

Thursday, December 30; 9:30am and 1:30pm sessions   Have some children that are experiencing a bit of cabin fever? This program will feature Traditional Native American stories, as well as winter games and activities. Participants will play games such as snow snake, hoop and pole, and keeper of the fire, and take home a creation […]

Snow Snake Workshop

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Saturday, January 29, 11:00am and 2:00pm Did you know that snow snake, a traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) winter game, is still played today in many Northern Native American communities? This game involves a stick that is carved and decorated to resemble a snake. Competitors throw the stick along a snow trench and try to see how […]

Basic Birding with Susan Scherf

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

In Person, Outdoor Event Native peoples traditionally recognized that all beings are related and that animals and plants can be our teachers. You might be seeing and hearing increased bird activity recently. Whether hiking on a trail, or looking out your window, now is the perfect time to observe and learn from our feathered friends. […]

$5 – $10

Strawberry Festival

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Saturday, June 18, 12:00pm - 4:00pm In Person Event When wild strawberries ripen, they represent life and good health. They also herald the ripening of fresh fruits and the arrival of summer. Visitors of all ages will enjoy games and crafts, as well as traditional Native American stories with Education Director Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke), while […]

$10 – $20