The children started their adventure in the Moosefoot Lodge with David Sanipass, a Micmac storyteller.
He told 2 stories - one about how the woodpecker lost his voice and the other about how rabbit got his long ears (he started out as a pesty rat!)
There were 5 centers after the storytelling:
*fire making - the demonstrator used a bow drill to create a "coal", the children added dried wood dust to help the fire grow.
*teepee building - the children used large branched with leaves to cover the teepee frame and added leaves to fill in the spaces.
*Debris designs - there was a tree wrapped around with several rows of twine. The children were asked to create a design using the leaves, branches and pine cones, any debris they could find on the forest floor.
*Deer Hunt - David Sanipass led the children through the woods to hunt for a "deer" (a volunteer actor). Their hunt was successful!
*Outdoor kitchen - the children learned about some of the foods that are available today and were to hunters and gatherers of long ago. They learned that Native children would have been responsible for collecting big baskets of acorns and using rocks to crack them and remove the meat for soups, stews and to make acorn flour.