Museum, Nature Center Hosting ‘Connecting People with the Land’

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 21, 2009 — Events are scheduled for Sept. 26 at the Conservation Nature Center in Cape Girardeau to celebrate National Archaeology Month and Hunting and Fishing Day.

“Connecting People With the Land” is being hosted by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum and the Conservation Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hands-on learning stations will be available, including traditional archery, fishing, hunting, primitive skills and archaeology techniques.

Special programs on the hour will highlight the people and the land at 10 a.m., puppet show at 11 a.m., hunting dog demonstrations by the Bootheel Retriever Club at noon, “Gone Fishin'” by Larry Senn at 1 p.m., “Paleo-Indians: Who, When, Why, and How” by Jim Phillips at 2 p.m., and “Hunting 101” by Kirk Hendershott.

In addition, the Southeast Explorer mobile museum will be on hand with the Native American Pre-Contact exhibit.

Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Nature Center anytime throughout the day to learn about the conservation, preservation, and cultural and natural resources of southeast Missouri.

This event is free, fun for all ages and open to the public. The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is located east of I-55 (exit 99) and Hwy. 61, in North Cape County Park.

For more information, contact the Crisp Museum (573) 651-2301 or the Cape Girardeau Nature Center at (573) 290-5218.