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.
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
Boces Arts-In-Ed Reimbursable
Location: Ernst Marine Conservation Center on West Meadow Creek, Stony Brook, NY
Duration: 1.5 hr
Minimum Program Fee: $100
Per Student Fee: 10
Teacher Fee: FREE
Chaperone Fee: 5
Location: Ernst Marine Conservation Center
Address: West Meadow Creek, Setauket