"Be a Hero for the Environment" Program - July 20

The University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History will offer an exciting program at the Hermiston public library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20 to complement the 2015 Oregon State Library’s Summer Reading Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”

“Be a Hero for the Environment” will be presented by Mia Jackson, the museum’s education director. The program focuses on the sustainable practices that have been developed and used by Oregon’s Native American cultures for thousands of years.

The interactive, one-hour family experience includes a short presentation, a series of activity tables, and plenty of touchable artifacts. Together, these elements are intended to inspire youth and families to become environmental heroes in their own lives.

The programs are free and all ages are welcome to attend.

The programs are part of a regional tour throughout eastern Oregon this summer, sponsored collaboratively by Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO), the university, and participating libraries.

For further information about the program, see natural-history.uoregon.edu/education-and-events/k-12-programs/outreach-programs or contact leolibraries@gmail.com or the Hermiston Public Library.