LEWISTOWN, Ill. – Dickson Mounds Museum will host “Adult Workshop: Essential Concepts of Wilderness Survival” on Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Through hands-on experience, participants will learn how to prepare for the wilderness and survive the forces of nature. This program will highlight the most critical concepts of wilderness survival, focusing on wilderness preparation, fire starting, natural land navigation, shelter building, water purification and foraging.
This workshop is for adults ages 18 and older. Registration is required by November 20 and space is limited. Participants must dress appropriately for the outdoors and will receive a list of required gear upon registration. Call Dickson Mounds Museum at 309-547-3721 to register or for more information. There is no fee to participate; however, donations are appreciated.
The Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For more information call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175. Also visit us on Facebook at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds or online at the Dickson Mounds link on the Illinois State Museum website at www.illinoisstatemuseum.org