Living in Nature's Playground
Sunday, November 11, 2007 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
at Conner Prairie
13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, IN 46038

Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Discussion, Hands-on Activity, Hike, Panel, Q & A Session
Adult of all ages, Children (elementary school), Seniors, Young adults (18-40), Youth (middle/high school)
John Dunning, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Michael Pace, Chip Sutton

Event Description:

Families will discover the beauty, history, and gifts of the land in this hands-on adventure. Participants will begin with a guided nature walk that includes games and challenges. The walk will explore the changing use of land in American history, from the functions and meanings for American Indians to modern conservation practices. After the walk, adults will discuss current land use and preservation with Purdue University Professor John B. Dunning Jr., while children explore these concepts through crafts and activities. Conner Prairie Interpreter/Delaware Tribal Member Michael Pace, along with representatives from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, the Nature Conservancy, and Purdue University, will answer questions, offer ideas, and share opportunities for families to engage with nature and get involved in conservation efforts. Lawn games and s’mores will be available before and after the walk. Admission is free. Presented by Conner Prairie, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Purdue University, and The Nature Conservancy.


Questions? Call 317-776-6000 or e-mail