|Thursday, Aug 22, 2013|
Children’s Archeology Day, which was held at Effigy Mounds National Monument on Saturday, August 10th, was the most successful such day the park has had.
The free annual summer program has grown larger each year. Of the 594 visitors on Saturday, over 300 attended the 1 p.m. event, 119 of them children.
There were seven hands-on stations to experience, bracelet beading, pottery, basket making, an atlatl demonstration, various Indian games to play, a fur trader demonstration, and a sandbox archeology dig. All stations except beading were conducted outdoors around the visitor center, and crafts made were taken home.
Upon arriving at the visitor center, all children were entered into a prize drawing for five items provided by Eastern National bookstores. Eleven volunteers, five uniformed rangers and one Eastern National
associate ran the stations and the visitor center desk. Many of the volunteers have returned each year to help with this event, a fun and family-oriented day.