Methods of the Maidu

Grades 3-5

Maidu Culture Methods Class

Discover pre-1850's Sacramento Valley with this outreach program introducing students to the traditional culture of the Valley Nisenan. Experience the sights and sounds of pre-contact Nisenan life and culture through a PowerPoint presentation. Students will examine replica artifacts of the Maidu culture during a hands-on portion of the program. Emphasis is placed on the Valley Nisenan living in balance with the natural environment.

Methods of the Maidu

In your classroom students will experience the sights and sounds of pre-1850 Valley Nisenan Maidu culture through a visual presentation, storytelling and replica Maidu artifact exploration.

  • 75-minute program 
  • $185 for up to 35 students

Request Program


  1. Press Request Program button above to open the pdf form.
  2. Print and fill out the request form completely, including the Program Policies signature page.
  3. Mail, email, or fax your completed form, including a signed copy of the Program Policies to:

    Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Attn: Scheduling
    2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, CA 95608
    Fax: (916) 489-4983
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