kids programs planned
On Saturday, June 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., the National Park Service and Idaho State Parks, will host a national program called KIDS & PARKS. This is the second year of this event in north central Idaho and will be presented by Winchester Lake State Park and Nez Perce National Historical Park. The first day will be at Spalding on June 27 and the second day at Winchester Lake in August.
The program will be as follows: Beginning at 10:00 a.m. the participants will set up a 16 foot tipi with the help of the rangers. After the tipi the participants will rotate through four stations; native plant use, the life cycle of the salmon, a scavenger/history hunt from the historic agency cabin, and native games. The last hour of the afternoon will be playing the Stick Game taught by Nez Perce Drummer, Andre Picard, who has produced numerous CDs of drumming in the Stick Game, Round Dance, Powwow and other musical forms. The participants will need to bring their own sack lunches but the Park will provide water.
The activities will be held in the historic area of the Spalding Site of Nez Perce National Historical Park located at 39063 Hwy. 95, 11 miles east of Lewiston. Only ages 8 through 14 will be allowed to participate but the rest of the family is welcome to watch and sign along during the Stick Game.
Please call the visitor centers at either park for further information.
Spalding (208) 843-7009. Ask for Terry or Diane.
Winchester Lake (208) 924-7563. Ask for Kevin.