Age group: Grades 2-7
Group size: 60 students
Dates: Tuesday – Friday, year round
Time: 10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm
The Native American program provides students with an appreciation of Chumash and Salinan ingenuity in successfully modifying and adapting to the natural setting of the Morro Bay Estuary.
Visit the native plants garden, a kitchen midden, ancient grinding holes, and view the wide sweep of the Morro Bay Estuary from the top of White’s Point. Students will learn about the ingenuity of the Chumash and Salinan cultures in modifying and adapting to the local environment. In the Learning Center, docents display and discuss many artifact replicas to explain the everyday activities of Central Coast Native Americans.
In the Museum’s habitat exhibits, students will examine the four ecosystems influencing the lives of the local Native peoples. In addition, students will try their hand at Native American crafts. In small activity groups they may grind nuts, play games, or add designs to a wooden medallion.