Do you have what it takes to be a homesteader on a distant world? Find out on Saturday, July 20 at Homestead National Monument of America. From 10 a.m. to noon at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center discover how homesteaders of the future might learn from those who homesteaded and proved up under the Homestead Act of 1862. The Homestead the Future program will be followed by a take-home craft activity. Don’t forget to check out other upcoming programs that are part of the Kids in Parks: Into the Unknown! program series:

Saturday, July 27: Carbon Based Lifeforms Detected – Learn about the prairie plant universe.

 Saturday, Aug. 3: Aliens?! – Find out how the alien insects around us help the prairie.

Saturday, Aug.  10: Strangers from a Strange Land… – Enter the underwater world of the creepy creek crawlers.

“Into the Unknown! is a fun and educational program that will engage children and their families to explore closely the prairie landscape and its inhabitants,” said Mark Engler, Superintendent of Homestead National Monument of America.

The Kids in Parks: Into the Unknown! summer programs at Homestead are open to the public and take place at Homestead’s Education Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The programs are free of charge. We encourage the use of sunscreen, bug spray, and closed toed shoes as we investigate the mysterious unknown of the tall-grass prairie.

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