Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, near Union, will host their annual Survival Skills Weekend on September 6 through September 8, 2013. The public is invited to join the park naturalists for a full weekend of prehistoric-based survival training.
Taught from a “no modern tools” perspective, the classes are designed to teach the participant how to cope with various difficulties when in a survival situation. Some of the skills and demonstrations will include making a fire with a bow drill, weapons, flint-knapping, and building a shelter.
Registration for this event is required and is limited to a first-come, first-served basis until al spots are full. The cost for Survival Skills Weekend is $90.00 per person; this includes two nights camping and all activities associated with the program.
For more information about Survival Skills Weekend or to make a reservation for this event, call the park at (859) 384-3522.
Big Bone Lick Historic Site is recognized as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. The area played a significant role in the development of scientific thought regarding extinction and the relationship of geology and paleontology the world over.
The 512-acre park features a bison herd, a campground, a museum and gift shop, and a lake for bank fishing. The park is located 22 miles southwest of Covington, Kentucky between I-75/I-71 and the Ohio River on KY-338 and less than 75 miles from Metro Louisville. For detailed driving directions, go to Google Maps.
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
3380 Beaver Road
Union, KY 41091
Telephone: (859) 384-3522