On Saturday, May 21, Poverty Point World Heritage Site is celebrating national Kids to Park Day. The day kicks off with a sock moccasin program at 10 a.m., when participants can create and decorate their own moccasins. Atlatl demonstrations will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. During the course of this demo, visitors will learn about the ancient art of spear throwing with a tool called an atlatl and get the chance to try it for themselves. Archaeologists will also be water-screening excavated soil for artifacts from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and visitors are welcome to get their hands dirty to learn about archaeology on site. All outdoor events will be weather permitting.
Visitors are welcome – and encouraged – to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the full day of activities. The site also offers a Junior Ranger program that can be completed to earn a Junior Ranger badge, and learn more about the site at your own pace.