Event Details 

TitleSpring Break Escape - Archeology on the Prairie (Columbus)
Date03/26/2015 - 03/27/2015
TimeTime varies each day
Event TypeSpring Break Activity
LocationRick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center
1685 CR35N
Columbus, AR 71831
Location LinkREGPCEC
CountyHempstead
Description

The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center in Columbus invites you to join us for Spring Break Escape Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27, 2015.

Not going anywhere for Spring Break this year? Escape to the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center to celebrate the coming of spring with our staff.  This is a free program, but for planning purposes, you must register to attend. Ages 8 and up bring a sack lunch and a bottle of water and stay for the day. Call 870-983-2790 to register, get directions, or get more information about the program.

Monday,  March 23 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Caddo Indian Foodways in Southwest Arkansas Come join Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt as she talks about what foods the Caddo Indians ate and planted. You will get a chance to plant your very own crop seed just like the Caddo Indians did many years ago here at Grandview Prairie.
  • Dying with Nature Using native plants for dying cloth has been around for hundreds of years. Learn about these plants that can be found in your very own back yard. Participants will have the opportunity to dye their own piece of cloth.
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt Come discover and learn about what is out on the prairie at Grandview. After completing the Scavenger Hunt participants will get a prize!

Tuesday, March 24 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • The Art of Weaving The Caddo Indians were know far and wide for their beautiful art. Woven items were one of these types of art that they used for everyday use and trade. Participants will learn about weaving and make their own personal woven place mat to take home.
  • Pottery Sculpting The Caddo Indians were known far and wide for their beautiful art. Their quality pottery made from clay was one of these. Participants will learn about pottery and have a chance to put their skills to work and make their own pottery bowl.
  • What is that? How was it used? Many of the same animals that we see today are the same kind the Caddo hunted and used. Participants will learn about the animals that live in the wild in Arkansas and what makes them wild. Will also have an opportunity to see and feel several wildlife skins and skulls.

Wednesday, March 25 | 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Hunter Education

  • Want to learn how to be an Ethical hunter just like the Caddo Indians? Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, must complete a hunter education course and carry a valid hunter education card to hunt in Arkansas. There is no specific age requirement to enroll in hunter education. Take the class and pass the test. Participants need to bring a sack lunch. This is a free program; however, registration is required by our facility staff for planning purposes. Call 870-983-2790 to register, get directions, or get more information about the program.

Thursday, March 26 |  9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Canoeing like the Caddo Canoeing was one of the Caddo’s main means of transportation. Participants will learn the basics of canoeing – water safety, how to get in and out of a canoe, how to paddle – and will go on a canoe tour of one of our beautiful lakes.
  • Archery The Caddo Indians where expert marksmen and bow makers. Participants will learn the history and basics of archery. Several archery skills games will be played to enhance skills learned during the day.
  • Geocaching 101 Participants will learn the basics of using a GPS and will find several caches using their new Geocaching skills. You never know what you will encounter so bring your camera if you have one and good shoes or hiking boots are recommended.

Friday, March 27 |  9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Prairie Walk Walking through the prairie is a beautiful thing. It gives you a chance to see all the working of a “Living Prairie”. Join the Staff as we learn and find animal tracks, game trails and native plants.
  • Wagon Tour Take a ride across the beautiful Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA and get an idea of what the scenery looked like for the Caddo Indians and learn how they lived. It is a good idea to bring a camera and take pictures.
  • Flint Knapping Demonstration Come and join one of Arkansas’ best Flint Knappers as he gives a demonstration on making Arrowheads. We will talk about materials used, techniques and uses for the finished products both past and present.
ContactCall 870-983-2790 to register, get directions, or get more information about the program.
Additional InformationThis is a free program, but for planning purposes, you must register to attend. Ages 8 and up bring a sack lunch and a bottle of water and stay for the day.
FeeConservation Sales Tax There is no fee for this program thanks to your support of the 1/8 Cent Conservation Sales Tax.