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Educational Outreach Programs

Can’t make it to Ganondagan? Or are you looking for additional enrichment programming? We can help!

Our interpreters will come to you and present a program for your group, or log on with Skype or Zoom and we can do a virtual tour for your group!

Mileage is charged for distances over 25 miles

To book an Outreach Program, please call Rebekah Stormm-Reitter at 585-398-6178 or email at rebekah.stormm-reitter@parks.ny.gov

Life of the Seneca

This presentation will cover the formation of the Haudenosaunee Culture, specifically the Senecas at Ganondagan. It will include the importance of the construction of the Bark Longhouse. Everyday life in the Bark Longhouse of the 1600's will be explained.

Interpreters may bring a variety of items from the Bark Longhouse such as furs, felt hats, bone tools, cornhusk items, wooden bowls and spoons with the clan symbols and trade items.

Fee: $50.00 per classroom of 25 students

Classtime: 45 minutes

Virtual Tour

Too far away to come here yourself? You can take a guided virtual tour with one of Ganondagan's interpretive staff! We will give you an up close look at some of our historical reproductions then take you on a tour in the gallery.

Fee: $50.00 per classroom of 25 students

Class time: 45 minutes

The Storytellers Circle

Find out for yourself how the power of stories can educate and excite learners of all ages.

You will leave with a technique you can use in the classroom to teach your students, or come for the joy of learning to be a storyteller yourself.

We guarantee you will leave smiling and practicing your story on the way home!

Fee: $125.00 per classroom of 25 students

Classtime: 45 minutes

Uses of the Whitetail Deer

Learn the importance of the white tail deer to the Hodinöhsö:ni’ peoples from a valuable source of food to unique and clever tools created from the bones. The furs used as a wrap to keep you warm in cold weather and a blanket for your bed, to beautiful tanned clothing and moccasins.

Learn the value of the antlers, hoofs, eyes, brains, internal organs, etc.

The Interpreter will bring numerous examples of the varied uses of the deer.

Fee: $125.00 per classroom of 25 students

Classtime: 45 minutes

Cornhusk Doll Workshop

This workshop will present the importance of corn to the Seneca people and its many uses.

The instructor will bring many different examples of cornhusk items to the classroom.

Your class will hear the story of The No Face Cornhusk Doll and construct their own individual doll.

Fee: $175.00 per classroom of 25 students

Classtime: 90 minutes

A Bag of Stories Workshop

A perfect workshop for Kindergarten through 1st grade. Students will make their own felt storyteller's pouch and have a memento to put inside it to remind them of the stories that they heard that day.

Fee: $175.00 per classroom of 25 students

Class time: 45 minutes

Professional Development for Educators

Presented by The First Voice Interpreters of Ganondagan

The First Voice Interpreters will help educators better understand Seneca life and the meaning of stories of the Hodinöhsö:ni’ through in-service programs.

Onöndowa’ga:’ : People of the Great Hill

This workshop will give educators a deeper understanding of the Hodinöhsö:ni’ Confederacy and the formation of the Six Nation's League of the Iroquois.

Clan systems, social life, stereotypes and current issues will be discussed.

Submit a list of questions from educators prior to the workshop to make the two hours meaningful and useful.

Fee: $250.00 per classroom of 25 educators

Classtime: 2 hours