The Native American Activity Page for Children

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SING ALONG TO THE MUSIC

COLOR THE ASTEROIDS MAKE FUNNY FACES 

COLOR THE ANIMALS

ART PROJECTS

                                                              

Beadwork Designer

Virtual Paper Dolls

Shuttlecock & Battledoor

Chipmunk Maze

Interactive BEAD GRAPH

Virtual PAPER DOLLS

KEEP IT IN THE AIR!

FIND HIS ACORNS

       
       

                                  

ALPHABET COLOR FUN

          FUN ACTIVITIES

            GAMES

DRAWING FUN

                    

  

Ojibwemowin Language Game

Turtle Word Guess

Bowl & Dice Game

Virtual Coloring Book

PICTURE MATCH

Guess the PLANT Name

Traditional Gambling

Virtual Coloring Book

 

      

STUFF TO DO

   MORE GAMES 

    SURPRISE

READING FUN WORD PLAY

           

Basket Splint Concentration

SCIENCE STUFF

Color the Jack-O-Lantern

MATCH the DESIGNS

COLOR SANTA

AMAZING SKELETON

         

         

           

    FLY A HELICOPTER   COLOR THE BUTTERFLY

USA MAP TEST

PLAY GOLF

                                                                                                              

Natural Dyes & Porcupine Quills

Weave a Virtual Wampum Belt

CARVE A PUMPKIN

MATCH the DYES and QUILLS 

PLAY PYRO SAND

 Virtual WAMPUM BELT

       

 Learn more about Native American Toys!

Ring and Pin
Bundle and Pin
Ball and Triangle
Buzzers
Board Games
 
      Shuttlecock
Little Pines
Hoop and Pole
Wheel and Dart
Bowl and Dice
 
      Other Native American Games
 

                                             For More fun visit the NIAC's Kid's Corner  

                                                                     

                                                                   

Science Explorers Club: A San Diego County Outdoors Science Program for Reservation Children

 

            Explorers Clubs are filled with giggling children on reservations in San Diego County.  The purposes of this free program are many: nourish interest in love of outdoors, introduction to outdoors science as a career, share the values that protect the earth, and to provide outdoors scientists as role models. 

The activities are designed to attract 6-12 year olds.  These include: panning for gold and crystals, exploring the four directions, collecting rocks, discovering what people add to the streams, digging to learn about soil and underground water, learning outdoors photography skills, hunting for bugs and butterflies, collecting wildflowers, and hunting for lizards.  The children are free to roam, get wet and dirty, and to make observations; they vote with their feet if they donít think they are having fun. 

            One formal activity every year includes participating in World Water Monitoring Week, which centers around Oct. 18.  Reservation EPA personnel join in to teach the children how to keep water safe and to measure water quality.

The program is the brainchild of "Doc," otherwise known as Dr. Eleanora (Norrie) Robbins, a geologist who retired in 2001 from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the Washington, DC area, and is now adjunct faculty at San Diego State.  She was concerned that she rarely met Native American scientists in her 36-year-long career with the Federal Government.  Social worker Mona Osbourn (Pawnee, BIA-retired) taught her that kids on reservations meet social workers and lawyers, not scientists.  So Robbins decided to be a role model on reservations to remedy this problem.  Other scientists are invited and come from SDSU, USGS, SDNHM, Santa Ana Water Quality Review Board, and Palomar College.  Volunteer biologists and elders are always in demand.

            Education Directors on each reservation structure their programs individually.  Some feed the children lunch or snacks, and some provide a van and driver to transport the children.  Their funding is through MESA, JOM, Head Start, or Boys and Girls Clubs.  Some request 1.5-hour after-school programs and some reserve a longer block of time on Saturdays. 

 

If you would like to help organize a program on your reservation,

contact erobbins@mail.sdsu.edu or http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/geology/adjuncts/norrie-robbins .

DOC

aka Norrie Robbins

 

National Science Foundation Native Science

about Norrie Robbins

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Intertribal Sports Cultural Event 11/23/10

San Diego Earth Fair 2010

My Talk to the IHRC on protecting Mother Earth 4/22/10

Travel to Yurok, Tolowa, Hupa, and Wiyot Lands (July 11-20, 2007)

USGS Project Write up

GEM-SET:Mentors

When Did People Arrive in North America?

Connecting Children in Nature

East County Magazine article on Local Activist

return to science explorers club