Saturday, April 19: Celebrate Earth Day with Fun Outdoor Activities!
Join us this Saturday, April 19 from 9am to 2pm for our Spring Family Fun Day! In the spirit of upcoming Earth Day and its theme of sound environmental practices, we have planned a fun-filled day of outdoor activities at the Chucalissa mound complex!
Spring Family Fun Day Agenda
9:00am-10:00am Ethnobotany Spring Hike: Join Carrie Havrilla, our Green Fee Intern, on Chucalissa's Half-Mile Nature Trail for an educational outdoor hike! She will discuss contemporary flora and fauna found at Chucalissa and springtime ecology through a historical lens. Appropriate for all ages.
10:00am-1:00pm Three Sisters History and Family Planting Event: Please join us for a spring planting activity at our Three Sisters Garden. We will provide an overview of the history of the Three Sisters in Native American culture (corn, beans and squash), and then we'll get to work! We will have rakes, shovels and gloves on hand, but if you have a favorite pair of gloves at home that you prefer, feel free to bring them.
1:00pm-2:00pm Ethnobotany Spring Hike: If you didn't make the morning hike, please join Carrie Havrilla, our Green Fee Intern, on Chucalissa's Half-Mile Nature Trail for an educational outdoor hike! She will discuss contemporary flora and fauna found at Chucalissa and springtime ecology through a historical lens. Appropriate for all ages.
We will be doing artifact sorting indoors all day from 9am to 2pm for those that wish to participate in dirt-free activities.
Please wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes for all activities. No previous experience or sign-up is necessary to attend this event. Children are most welcome with adult supervision.
If you have any questions about Spring Family Fun Day, please contact Katie Maish at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901)785-3160 ext. 12.
Farewell to our Graduate Assistants
Please join us in wishing good luck to Patricia Harris, Allison Hennie, Brooke Mundy and Carolyn Trimble as they graduate from the University of Memphis this May!
Most of the C.H. Nash educational programming, staffing, exhibit updates and much more are executed by our graduate assistants. As such, the Museum could not operate without them. Patricia, Allison, Brooke and Carolyn have done a stupendous job during their tenure here, and they will be greatly missed!
Top left to bottom right: Allison Hennie, Patricia Harris, Brooke Mundy and Carolyn Trimble