PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS FOR SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2007
Take a guided tour on a
mountain bike of
Full-Day Hike (9 Miles) – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Take the nine mile hike along the Pictured Rocks Cliffs up to 200 ft high along and enjoy waterfalls and beautiful beaches. Natural history of the area will be explained.
Exploration of Carnivore Research & Wildlife Tracking
Jerry Belant, Wildlife Supervising Biologist, National park Service
Carnivore-research activities may include radio-tracking carnivores, chemical immobilization, capture techniques, radio-telemetry techniques, and a look at an old bear den.
Cultural Tour of Munising (10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00)
Gregg Bruff, National Park Service
Explore two historic blast furnace sites, a coast guard self righting rescue boat, and take a walking tour of Munising.
Pictured Rocks Cliffs Hike, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00)
David Kronk, National Park Service
Four-mile hike along the
cliffs between Sand Point and
Quilling on Birch Bark (1:00-3:00)
Cindy Blank, Sault Tribe Youth Education and Activities Program
Porcupine quilling is an
ancient Native American art. Indian
quillwork involved softening and dying stiff porcupine quills and weaving them
onto leather or birch bark. Use your
imagination to design and make your own medallion using quills and birch
bark. When your project is finished,
take a stroll on the path to
“Warrior Games” paired with “Face in the Rock” (10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00)
Waterfalls Tour – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00)
Pam Baker, National Park Service
Explore three beautiful
waterfalls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore –
What Lives In This Pond? (10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00)
Bob Moody, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
We will be looking at what kinds of fish and bugs live in a local pond. Students will capture the specimens and we will be identifying and talking about how these creatures live and how they make our world a little more interesting.