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What educational programs are available at the Fort Mandan Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center?

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The Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation maintains Fort Mandan and the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and offers school tours and regularly scheduled interpreter-led programs of both facilities. Interpreter-led programs are varied presentations that help visitors to explore their interests and introduces them to new ideas. All tours of Fort Mandan and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center are led by highly trained interpretive staff.

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Tour reservations, including school tour reservations, at Fort Mandan and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center are honored based upon availability. There is a toll-free number to call to make reservations. To reserve a tour date, provide the foundation with the date and time of the tour, the grade level and group number, the name and contact details of the school, the name of a contact person, and any special needs of the group. A picnic shelter is available for tour groups to use.

Interpreters at Fort Mandan and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center provide further information and answer questions. The interpretive staff provides additional learning experiences for students that relate to North Dakota history and the Lewis & Clark Expedition. The interpreters may adapt these lessons to any group age, interest or size, as well as provide pre-visit classroom activities.

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