- Go stargazing
Start on a night with a new moon (no moon) and a cloudless sky. Add reclining lawn chairs or cots, blankets, and fellow adventurers. Travel as far as you can from artificial light as and you have the perfect makings of a night of star gazing! Can you find the Big Dipper? Do you know that Native Americans call it the Big Bear, and there is a wonderful story about it? Some nights are better than others for finding meteor showers, but any clear night is a good night for identifying stars and constellations!
Internet links to help you:
They Dance in the Sky: Native American Star Myths by Ray A Williamson (Author), Jean Guard Monroe (Author), Edgar Stewart (Illustrator)
The Earth under Sky Bear’s Feet by Joseph Bruchac (Author)
Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations–and How You Can Find Them in the Sky by Michael Driscoll (Author), Meredith Hamilton (Author)