Verna K. Boyd

Verna K. Boyd
Topics: Native American, South Dakota
Communities: Garretson
Program Types: Speakers Bureau

25627 484th Ave, Garretson, SD 57030
vkboyd.1956@gmail.com | 605-594-6731
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Journey into The Past
Boyd introduces audiences to the American Indian people who made their homes in southeastern South Dakota – Omaha, Ponca, Ioway – and discusses their traditional way of life. Artifacts, sample trade items, replicas of a dog travois, tools and pottery are discussed and exhibited.

Monarch Butterflies In South Dakota
They have an amazing life cycle from egg, through five instars (sizes) of caterpillar, to adult butterfly. Learn why their numbers are rapidly declining. Learn why South Dakota native plants are a requirement for their survival. Follow their dramatic generational migration north to South Dakota breeding grounds and then South to their winter ranges.

Skin, Scales, Jaws and Claws
The life cycle and habits of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals native to South Dakota are examined. Learn about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Their feathers, pelts, skulls, teeth and claws, as well as live animals, are discussed and exhibited.