Grades 3-5

Maidu Culture Kids Field Day - Full

Bring your group out to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center for a hands-on exploration of the traditional life of the Valley Nisenan people and to impart a greater understanding and appreciation for the native people’s culture and relationship to the earth. Experience and use replica tule houses, acorn granary and artifact grinding rock in the Effie Yeaw Nature Center’s replica Nisenan Maidu Village. Students spend the day outdoors, learning native skills, exploring the natural world, learning uses of native plants for food, tools and medicine, listening to traditional native stories and watching a demonstration of acorn preparation.

Maidu Full-Day Program

  • Offered Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Available in September, October, November, March, April & May
  • 4.5 to 6 hour program
  • $615 for up to 35 students

Note: Mandatory pre-requisites for this program are the Methods of the Maidu Classroom Program and Parent/Teacher Training Workshop – both are included in the program fee. Workshop dates and program availability dates are listed in the schedule to the right.

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