Resources From the River with Griffin Kalin

april, 2023

30apr11:00 am1:00 pmFeaturedResources From the River with Griffin Kalin
Institute for American Indian Studies11:00 am - 1:00 pm Steep Rock Preserve, 2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Event Details

Sunday April 30, 11:00am and 1:00pm 
In-Person Event

Sign up for one of two sessions with IAIS Educator and Traditional Skills Expert Griffin Kalin on a scenic and informative hike to the banks of the Shepaug River in Steep Rock. Through hands-on experiences and engaging demonstrations, learn about traditional fishing methods, such as making and maintaining fish houses, the construction and use of fish traps, and the production and function of fish weirs. Dive into discussions about other river consumables including turtles, crayfish, and freshwater mussels, as well as edible & useful plants. “Wet” your appetite for knowledge about traditional indigenous lifeways relating to the river.

Please Note: Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear for a short hike. Parts of the trail can be steep.

In order to have a more intimate conversation, space is limited. Please visit our website ( to register through Eventbrite. Price of participation: $15 for Non-Members, $5 for IAIS Members.


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Steep Rock Preserve

2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794