May 1-2, 2007
Fourth-graders get taste
of Indiana Heritage
at Koinonia Environmental Center
fourth-graders from five area counties will experience (and taste) their
state’s history May 1-2, when Indiana Heritage Days returns to Koinonia
Environmental and Retreat Center. The annual Manchester College program
features historian Bill Sanders of Fort Wayne, who teaches about Abraham
Lincoln’s values and integrity.
Children will learn and play at the same time by participating in games
and singing. They’ll “travel” the Underground Railroad with Barb Marrow,
chat with Lewis and Clark guide Sacajawea, witness a Revolutionary War
re-enactment, and learn cool stuff with the Gem & Mineral Society. While
this program is intended for school children, the public is invited.
“It’s a very good educational experience,” said Koinonia Director
Rainn L. MacPhail, biology instructor at the College. “It’s one of the
few programs that meets Indiana Department of
Education standards and has gotten rave reviews from teachers.”
Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center, south of
Pierceton, is 100 acres of
nature with acres of paths, restored prairie, 5-acre lake, environmental
laboratories, activity center, lodging and a kitchen.
Indiana Heritage Days is made possible through generous donations from
the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Community Foundation of
Wabash and Biomet Inc.
For more about Koinonia, visit
To schedule programs for classes, groups or home-schoolers,
contact 260-982-5010 or