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Craft workshop available


The Institute for American Indian Studies is having “A Hoot of A Time @ (the) Institute for American Indian Studies: Make a Birch Bark Owl,” craft workshop on Sunday, with three time slots at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The event will be about how to make an owl out of birch.

Participan­ts can sign up for one of the time slots. The workshop is perfect for children age 5 and up.

Children will learn about the environmen­tal adaptation­s and cultural importance of owls to Native American communitie­s.

The children will craft their very own birch bark owl. Children will also connect and learn from a culture that has thousands of years of history in the area where they live.

The lessons that can be learned from stories about owls and adaptation­s of owls will be a special highlight of the workshop.

The cost to participat­e is $15 for non-members of the institute, and $5 for members, including materials.

Masks will be required for all participan­ts regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Space is available per session, but is limited. Pre-registrati­on is required.

Call the institute at 860868-0518, email, or register online at to researve a time slot.

The institute is located at 38 Curtis Road in Washington, Conn.

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