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Holmes Students Explore Life Of Woodland Indians

Charlotte Maschoff, Isabella Koproski and Greta Kosnik use a key to decipher a pictograph story written on leather. Indians often communicated or told stories via pictures. Photo Credit: Christina Galligan
Tommy Gonnella, Jack Kinnie and Cooper Kelley observe a black bear skull. Photo Credit: Christina Galligan
Instrutor Leigha Krize helps Kat Reynolds use a pump drill, an instrument Indians used to drill holes. Pump drills were used by northern tribes, most notably the Iroquois. Luke Rushe experiments with stones used by the Woodland Indians. Photo Credit: Christina Galligan
Audrey Miller explores feather artifacts at the Plant and Animal Station, where students learn how different parts of hunted animals were used in daily life. Photo Credit: Christina Galligan

DARIEN, Conn. -- Holmes Elementary School fourth-graders enjoyed the hands-on presentation, "Life of the Woodland Indians," from Stamford Museum & Nature Center instructor Leigha Krize in the school's library.

Krize is an environmental educator at the SM&NC. She has experience working with various types of marine animals and enjoys being able to educate a wide variety of children and adults about the natural world.

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