Uncover the rich cultural traditions of Indigenous peoples through interactive activities that highlight the sacred elements of water, land, air, and fire. Explore the Arboretum’s ecosystems with STEM activities connected to Native traditions and knowledge. Activities are facilitated in partnership with Arboretum staff and the Trickster Cultural Center’s team of Elders, veterans, storytellers, and plant knowledge keepers.
This is a drop-off youth program that has multiple grade-level sections, and youth will work in small groups based on their grade level and registered section. Sections may participate in whole-group activities or station activities.
Instructors: Arboretum staff and Trickster Cultural Center Elders, veterans, storytellers, and plant knowledge keepers.
About the Trickster Cultural Center
A Native American Approach to Learning About Our Environment. Trickster Cultural Center was established on March 5, 2005, to create a contemporary view of Native arts, cultural education, and awareness.
Today the trickster Cultural Center is the only Native American-owned and operated arts institution in the state of Illinois. Trickster Cultural Center is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) Native American and community arts center that also serves Native American veterans and their needs.