Barking Up The Right Tree

Educational Walk Family-friendly Nature Walk

Sun. Jun 2

10:00 am


12:00 pm

About 1 mile

20 Open Spots

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Did you know that late spring and early summer is the best season to peel bark off of a tree? As such, it was the ideal time for local Native American communities to build and repair their traditional dwellings, crafts baskets, and make cordage for use in tool making and weaving fishing nets. 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 the lessons of local plants and trees, including traditional uses of bark in Native American communities. The group will return to the museum’s 15th Century Replicated Algonkian Village for a hands-on experience utilizing locally sourced materials.

Please wear sturdy footwear and meet at the front of the museum, located at 38 Curtis Road off of Route 199. Although this hike will only be about 1 mile, participants should be aware that portions of the trail can be steep.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Please email events@iaismuseum.org to register. You can also email or call (860) 868 0518 with any questions.

This is a free event, but does not include museum admission: $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $8 for children.

Event Leader(s)

Susan Scherf - The Institute for American Indian Studies

(860) 205-7156


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Meeting Location Details

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

Meet at picnic tables outside the museum. Look for the last driveway on your right at the end of Curtis Road to find the parking lot.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

Leashed Dogs Permitted