3rd grade teacher and Estes Thrives strategic partner, Erinn Wharton reached out to the Estes Park History Museum to see if they could collaborate and teach a Native American unit to the 3rd grade learners. 

On November 21st and 22nd, Curator of Education,  Alicia Rochambeau visited four of the Estes Park Elementary School classrooms to share a slide show about the Native Americans that used to live in Estes Park.  Rochambeau also led a Native American craft that each child was able to take home. 

The Native American culture is a celebrated part of living in the Estes Valley, and many different festivals and happenings in town throughout the year help to highlight their many traditions.  The third grade team is very grateful for the partnership with the Estes Park Museum and really enjoyed learning about the local heritage.