Living Off the Land: A Day in the Life of a Native American Family

Based on WMHO’s historic archaeological dig in 1960 that unearthed evidence of a500 year old encampment of Algonquin-speaking peoples, students will be engaged in an interactive survival game!  They will be challenged with surviving on West Meadow Creek using- while also conserving!- the natural resources of the marsh to provide shelter, food and even medicine.

Learning Standards:

Common Core: WMHO supports NY State and Common Core standard learning by creating rich learning environments where students study and observe artifacts, primary sources and participate in an exchange of ideas.

NY State Social Studies Learning Standards:  Native American groups, chiefly the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Algonquian-speaking groups, inhabited the region that became New York State. These people interacted with the environment and developed unique cultures. (Standards: 1, 3, 5; Themes:  MOV, GEO, GOV)

Duration: 1.5, plus time to lunch

Levels’ Customized

Cost: For this program fee, please contact 631-751-2244 for more information.

Boces Arts-In-Ed Reimbursable

Location: Ernst Marine Conservation Center on West Meadow Creek, Stony Brook, NY


Duration: 1.5 hr
Levels: Customized

Location: Ernst Marine Conservation Center
Address: West Meadow Creek, Setauket

Contact: 631-751-2244