The Anishinaabe used many elements from the land to create tools for their survival and culture. In this virtual program, participants will discover some of the tools and technologies developed and used by Indigenous Peoples before European contact and learn the science behind creating these items. Participants will discover the many regionally available resources, engage in experiments including testing the tensile strength of natural cordage and manipulation of wood using heat and moisture, and learn about the uses of local sediments and minerals to create tools.

Curriculum Links:

  • Science & Technology
  • Social Studies, History & Geography


Grade Suitability: 4–6

Availability: Virtual: September to June

Length: 1 hour

Cost (+HST): $135 per class