Earth Month 2019
Sustainable Nebraska: Then & Now
Morning Program: 9-11 a.m. | Afternoon Program: 12-2 p.m.
Central Community College - Hastings | Dawson Gym, 550 Technical Blvd
The Hastings campus will host a K-6 program comparing sustainable practices of Native Americans, Pioneers and Nebraskans today. Students will learn about five topics:
- Members of the Pawnee Nation will demonstrate how to grind corn using a stone.
- Students will experience the evolution of grinding corn from a stone to today's modern methods.
- Pawnee members will share the importance and symbolism of their use of ribbon skirts and animal hides. They will discuss why those items are still used by tribal members.
- Pioneer bonnets will be discussed by a pioneer reenactor.
- Pioneers created shelters with many types of natural elements. Students will learn how the pioneers from Nebraska used different materials.
- Students will also learn about today's version of an eco house based on the earthlodge of the Pawnee.
- Students will learn how the Pawnee Nation used the "four sisters" to plant and sustain their gardens.
- Students will complete a service learning project of shelling beans for the Pawnee Nation.
- Transportation & Energy
- Bluestem Energy Solutions will present about the Hastings Campus wind turbine. Schools can tour the wind turbine (weather permitting).
For reservations, contact Ronnie O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org | 402-461-2572
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Environmental Sustainability Manager