The Roots of Wisdom activity guides support both formal and informal educators in communicating the value of traditional knowledge and Western science to youth and their families. Guides offer options for facilitating fun, interactive activities while also acting as a tool for connecting audiences to local indigenous communities.
Natural Dyes Demonstration
Participants are invited to use organic materials from the local environment or the kitchen to make beautiful natural dyes. If time and materials permit, visitors can use dyes to create a bookmark to take home.
Native Origins Match Card Game
Participants are challenged to match images of items traditionally used by indigenous people with images of modern day counterpart items in use today. The activity can be facilitated by an educator or group leader, or self-facilitated by the user. After completing the matching challenge, participants can discuss other examples of indigenous knowledge.