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Animal Tracks and Scat

by Kris L. | Sep 14, 2016
“In the summer of 1812, at a place where three rivers meet, the sky is filled with birds of many kinds and colors.  The rivers are home to fish, beavers, turtles and otters.  In the forest are deer, bears, wolves, porcupines, foxes, bobcats, squirrels, and rabbits….”

~ Helen Frost, Introduction to Salt: A Story of Friendship in Time of War

Salt

Over the next several weeks, children and their families are invited to Animal Tracks and Scat, an extra special event that is a part of the series of programs Beyond the Book: Salt: A Story of Friendship in Time of War.

Children of all ages and their families can learn a little about wild animals that live in Indiana and the tracks and scat they leave behind.  This is knowledge that Anikwa and James, the boys in the novel, needed to hunt animals for food and other necessities.

Activities include animal track rubbings, making fake “scat” and exploring real animal pelts and artifacts on loan from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.  

Making Pretend Scat       Antlers       

 

Here’s the remaining schedule:

  • Saturday, September 17, 10:30 am: Dupont Branch
  • Monday, September 19, 1:30 pm: Shawnee Branch
  • Saturday, October 1, 2:00 pm: Children’s Services, Main Library
  • Monday, October 3, 7:00 pm: Little Turtle Branch
  • Tuesday, October 4, 10:30 am: Little Turtle Branch

 

 

 

 

 

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