This event was free to attend for all ages. They had many thing to do for the children. Some examples of what the kids got to do was digging for fossils, coloring, and panning. People learned about what the Wenas Mammoth Foundation was about, and the dig site. The Wenas Mammoth Foundation is not a state or federal program. It is based on donation. You donations help keep this program alive.
There was a dedication for naming the mountain Wenas Mammoth Mountain, and planting of a Ginkgo Tree, (a designated “living fossil”).
People we able to learn about Zoo-archeology (Bones and Skulls), and Geology from Central Washington University. The learned about Cowiche Canyon Conservatory, Kittitas Environmental Educational Network, Yakima Area Arboretum, and Yakima Valley Audubon society.
The Schedule for activities and presentations was as following:
9:00 am: Opening
9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Hands-on activities for adults and kids
9:30 -10:00 am: Naming the mountain dedication and planting a tree.
10:00 – 11:00 am: The mysteries of Wenas Mammoth Mountain
11:00 – Noon: Nick Zentner’s presentation on the Ice Age Floods
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Past, Present and Future of the Wenas Mammoth Foundation
3:00 pm: Closing
Here are some photos of the Day at the Dig:
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.
At 4 PM Saturday July 4th 2015 there was an Independence Day Festival at King’s Row in Selah. There was a lot of free games, food and drinks donated by local businesses and organizations.
The Selah Chamber of Commerce held a Apple Pie Baking contest and then a Apple Pie Eating Contest. There was plenty of apple pie for everyone thanks to the people entered the Pie Baking Contest and thanks to Selah Insurance Services for donating even more apple pie.
King’s Row held a Watermelon Eating Contest.
There was a fun game or activity for the kids at almost every booth. Face painting was a hit.
River Ridge provided a dunk tank to Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care to raise funds. The Dunk Tank was the main attraction. Everyone was eager to dunk one another.
River Ridge provided a dunk tank to Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care to raise funds. The Dunk Tank was the main attraction. Everyone was eager to dunk one another. Since it was so hot out, getting people to dunk was easy.
This event was fun to enjoy and we hope that we get to see you again next year.