Kids to Park Day at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

May 21, 2022

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.