WASHINGTON — The Institute for American Indian Studies is offering a varity of activities Aug. 29-30.

Families can take a walk along the Shepaug River to learn about the insects, animals and fish living there, highlighting what these creatures tell us about the health of their ecosystem and how to preserve it, acording to a statement. The interactive program runs from 2-3:30 p.m Aug. 29.

The second program will focus on the natural history of birds, bears and beavers, at 3 p.m. Aug. 30. Led by Susan Scherf, museum educator and former wildlife rehabilitator, attendees will participate in an interesting discussion about the wildlife that can be found in northwest Connecticut, according to the statement. “This wildlife experience will bring out the "naturalist" in all participants and give tips on how to spot local wildlife and the steps we can take to protect these beautiful animals,” members said.

These two events at the Institute for American Indian Studies are included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children. Members are free. Due to COVID-19, the Institute is practicing social distancing at all outdoor events. The museum is also open to visitors before and after the programs. Masks are required.

Located on 15 acres of woodland acres the Institute For American Indian Studies preserves and educates through archeology, research, exhibitions, and programs. The grounds include a 16th-century Algonquian Village, an award-winning Wigwam Escape, and a museum with temporary and permanent displays of authentic artifacts from prehistory to the present, that allows visitors to foster a new understanding of the world and the history and culture of Native Americans. The Institute for American Indian Studies is located on 38 Curtis Road, Washington

To register or for more information, visit https://www.iaismuseum.org/ or call 860-868-0518. The institue is located at 38 Curtis Road, Washington.

Connecticut Media Group