River Ramble

Come join us at the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery for a fun, interactive, cultural event! From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, we will learn how wildlife and plants have created traditions that have been passed down from the vibrant peoples who once thrived along our rivers.

We will welcome Native American educators for hands-on learning about Native American customs and the PUD’s stewardship of local wildlife and habitat.

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FUN, free sessions will include:

  • Interactive tipi setup: Pitch in to raise a traditional tipi.
  • Native American Traditional Dancing: Enjoy live drumming and dancing and learn about the meanings behind traditional dances.
  • Reptile Man: Learn about wild reptiles and the importance of all animals in the balance of nature.
  • Meet the Wenatchi: View historic photos of the area and learn more about the Wenatchi tribe.
  • Flint Napping and Atlatl: Watch a live demonstration of this ancient hunting technique.
  • Native American tribal sports: Enjoy some of the oldest sports, based on the traditions of fishing, hunting and forests.
  • Native American tribal games: Fun activities involving skill and chance to play alone or with friends. Games can be recreated at home with simple materials.
  • Native American traditional skills: Learn how northwest indigenous people made tools and household items out of natural materials. Try your hand at making one yourself.

Please call Rocky Reach Discovery Center at (509) 663-7522 for more information.