Discovery Trails is an outdoor adventure in History and the Arts for teens who are blind or visually impaired. For two weeks each summer, a dozen or more teens from several Midwestern states follow a pioneer trail across the plains and into the Rocky Mountains. The program began in 1998 and is designed fresh each year by Accessible Arts in partnership with the Kansas State School for the Blind. Artist-educators and trail historians mix imagination and creativity with authentic remnants of trail times to draw the teens into the lives of emigrants wagon-bound for the West in the mid-1800s. At the famous pioneer landmark in Wyoming, Independence Rock , we hold a rollicking field dance in the spirit of the Donner Party, who camped in the same place.
Watch Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 8pm.