Van Meter State Park to host 2 more American Indian interpretive programs in July
Become a Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites Explorer by attending interpretive programs and activities sponsored by Department of Natural Resources. Van Meter State Park will be holding Saturday afternoon programs during the month of July, which will qualify attendees to become an "Explorer."
Held each Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center at Van Meter, the programs will focus on special features and history of the American Indians who lived in Missouri.
On July 11, participants will view "Lost Nation: The Ioway." It is a 56-minute DVD set in 1824 about two Ioway leaders asked to sign a treaty.
On July 18, attendants will hear about American Indian beadwork, followed by workshop opportunity to make beadwork.
The Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites Explorer Program can be completed by an individual, family or group, giving visitors a new appreciation and respect for the natural world and the historic setting around them.
All Van Meter's programs can be used to satisfy the requirements to become a Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites Explorer. Ask any state park or historic site staff how to get started.
The "Explorer" projects can be done at any state park or historic site and those who complete the requirements will earn the "Explorer" colorful patch.
For more information, contact the park at 660-886-7537.