Family workshops invite a parent and children to learn together to appreciate the diversity of people around the globe. Engage in hands-on activities to learn about the Ju/‘hoansi, the original people of the Kalahari desert, who hunted animals and gathered plant foods as a way of life until they took up farming in 1960. Each participant will make an ostrich shell bead ornament to take home. During the workshop participants will observe examples of animals both domestic and wild in Ju’/hoansi homelands, hear stories about teenage researchers John and Elizabeth Marshall, watch a short movie made by the researchers about the communities’ life then and now, practice some click language and hunting hand signals, and touch artifacts from other foraging and farming societies in the Americas.
Ages 7+ with an adult; $15 members/$25 nonmembers. Fees are per person. Reservations required.
(No more than 3 children per adult) Instructor: Elizabeth Antonellis
Choice of two workshops on December 1; see the morning workshop.
Related exhibition: Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family
Related Film Screening and Panel Discussion: The Cinema of Patience: Reflecting on N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman