MULLENS, W.Va. – Learn the skills that were necessary for everyday life in the
18th century for American Indians and European Americans. Twin Falls State Park’s Tracking and Woods Lore Workshop is
Jan. 17-19, 2014, and provides a look back in time to when people lived closer
“Attendees will learn tracking skills our ancestors used to survive, as well as
the cultural sharing that has made our modern lives richer,” said Tara Sheets
of Twin Falls. “We’ll use that knowledge to help us enjoy nature, tracking, and
history in outdoor and indoor settings.”
The diversity of habitats at Twin Falls State Park provides a wealth of
opportunities to interpret animal signs, according to Sheets. She advises
participants to bring warm clothes, sturdy footwear, camera, binoculars, and
notepad to get the most out of this weekend.
The workshop is designed to be family friendly, with interests for ages from
five years to retirement age. Scout groups (girls and boys) may apply the workshop
to assist in earning certain merit badges and awards in themes of history,
nature study, American Indian, Pioneer and woods lore. Two classes are offered
for West Virginia Master Naturalist students as well. Master Naturalists may
take advantage of tracking (4-hour credit) and Medicinal/Edible/Useful Native
Plants (3-hour credit).
Teachers include a wildlife biologist/aquatic ecologist, a plant pharmaceutical
researcher, a child education specialist, and a landscape ecologist, all of whom
are also 18th century history researchers/interpreters. To learn more about the
instructors, visit www.trailsinclivinghistory.com.
The workshop weekend price of $67 is for the workshop and American Indian Supper Saturday evening and does not include accommodations. The weekend cost for two people sharing accommodations is $211.27 total and includes taxes and associated gratuities.
To make reservations, call Twin Falls State Park at 304-294-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.