Monday, May 2, 2011

West Middle School Students visit Ute Learning Garden

Students from 6, 7 & 8th grades of Western Middle School enjoying a tour of the Ute Learning Garden.


Deborah and Mike talk to
the students
about native plants and
how they were
used by the Ute Indians.

Students continue their walk
 from the high desert
to the aspen ponderosa life zone













The Ute Learning Garden at the Mesa County Fairgrounds is designed to introduce students to the history of the Ute Indians of western Colorado.  Students of all ages are welcome to visit and learn about the Ute Indians and how their lives in western Colorado.  Signs are used to explain the plants for life zones from the high desert to the aspen ponderosa zones.  Wickiups, a teepee, and primitive cooking areas are also available for viewing.

To set up a guided tour contact Susan Rose at 244-1841 or Susan.Rose@mesacounty.us

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