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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada

Interpretation Activities - August 2012


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Saturday

2pm
Petroglyph Tour – Merrymakedge P1
Visit a petroglyph site with a Mi’kmaw interpreter and hear the stories of how these images came to be and why they are protected. Sign up at the Visitor Centre.
10pm
Kluskap versus Winpe – P1 Sky Circle
As long as people have seen stars, they have shared stories about them. Join Ursula and Jill as the interpret a Kluskap legend in Kejimkujik’s night sky. Bring a blanket if you wish. Weather permitting.


Sunday

10am
Keji’s Jungle Cruise – Jakes Landing
Attention adventurers: Seasoned guides are waiting to take you on an expedition deep into the heart of the untamed Mersey River. This program is for children between 7 and 12 years of age. Sign up at the Campground Kiosk.
10am
The American Eel Chronicles – Eel Weir
To survive, the American Eel must overcome a mountain of barriers. Join Donna to hear of its amazing journey and discover its watery home.
2pm
Petroglyph Tour – Merrymakedge P1
Visit a petroglyph site with a Mi’kmaw interpreter and hear the stories of how these images came to be and why they are protected. Sign up at the Visitor Centre.
6pm
Mindfulness @ Keji – Merrymakedge P1
Stop awhile to unwind and connect with the landscape. Take a thoughtful stroll that includes guided walking and seated meditation. Bring a blanket for sitting if you wish.


Monday

10am
A Vibrant Community – Grafton Woods Trail
The woods around Grafton Lake are a happening place! Let Katie show you around and maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of the elusive Eastern ribbon snake.
1pm
The Encampment Experience – Merrymakedge P2
Join local Mi'kmaw wigwam builders in an ancient tradition - building a seasonal encampment at Merrymakedge! Try your hand at some of the skills and techniques used to build wigwams, kettles, campfires, and more.
6pm
Petroglyph Tour –Merrymakedge P1
Visit a petroglyph site with a Mi’kmaw interpreter and hear the stories of how these images came to be and why they are protected. Sign up at the Visitor Centre.
8:30pm
The Dating Game – Amphitheatre P2
How do bachelorette birds decide upon their perfect mate? Come to an episode of The Dating Game and find out!



Tuesday

10am
The Mysterious American Eel – Eel Weir
We’ll trap it, weigh it, measure it, and return it. Join Donna, Kay, and the catch of the day. Weather permitting. Bring or rent your own canoe.
1pm
The Encampment Experience – Merrymakedge P2
Join local Mi'kmaw wigwam builders in an ancient tradition - building a seasonal encampment at Merrymakedge! Try your hand at some of the skills and techniques used to build wigwams, kettles, campfires, and more.
8pm
Let’s Get Batty! – Roger’s Brook Trail
Learn why Keji’s bats are a camper’s best friend and discover how you can help them out. Please bring a flashlight.


Wednesday

10am
Herbal Musings – Visitor Centre
Interested in natural healing? Lesley provides insight into the medicinal properties of Beech Grove’s plants. Meet at the back entrance of the Visitor Centre.
1pm
Meadow Beach Tent – Meadow Beach
Check out some amazing aquatic insects and learn what they can tell us about our waterways. Tent Dwellers library will be open.
6pm
Petroglyph Tour –Merrymakedge P1
Visit a petroglyph site with a Mi’kmaw interpreter and hear the stories of how these images came to be and why they are protected. Sign up at the Visitor Centre.


Thursday

10am
Living Off the Land – Farmlands Trail
Travel into the past with Lesley on this tour of her great-great-grandfather’s old farmstead. Discover how past generations made their living from the land and how these same practices can help us live more sustainably today.
2pm
Plants for Healing – Flowing Waters
Before modern pharmacies, people went outside to find their medicine. Discover some of the plants Mi’kmaq use for healing.
6pm
Petroglyph Tour – Merrymakedge P1
Visit a petroglyph site with a Mi’kmaw interpreter and hear the stories of how these images came to be and why they are protected. Sign up at the Visitor Centre.
7pm
Hug-a-Tree – Amphitheatre
P2
Hey kids! Learn how to stay safe and be found if you ever get lost in the woods. 30 min program.
8:30pm
The Fisher King – Amphitheatre P2
Help a local fisherman in his search for the prized Brook Trout. From interrogating frogs to cross-examining the competition, Buzz King goes to great lengths to protect his title.


Friday

10am
Turtle Trails – Meadow Beach
We’re keeping tabs on endangered Blanding’s turtles, and we need your help. Join Katie and Sarah for a paddle to find out more. Weather permitting. Bring or rent your own canoe.
1pm
Meadow Beach Tent – Meadow Beach
Come to the Meadow Beach Tent and learn to sing with the birds! Tent Dwellers library will be open.
6pm
Petroglyph Tour – Merrymakedge P1
Visit a petroglyph site with a Mi’kmaw interpreter and hear the stories of how these images came to be and why they are protected. Sign up at the Visitor Centre.
8:30pm
From Smoke Comes Fire – Campfire Circle P2

Do you know the difference between myths, fables, and legends? Join Donna and Ursula around the campfire and find out.