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When Beaver was King   

C  In-Person Class: This class will be taught in person, in the classroom at the Red Cross building.
    Enrollment: The American Red Cross pandemic protocols may limit the enrollment for this class.
    Registrants will be informed in advance, and a waitlist will be available.

Empires were built, wars were fought, adventures ruled, and fortunes were made and lost – all because of that amazing creature, the beaver! In this class Barbara Schutzgruber offers a lively presentation of stories and information about the animal that changed the face of Michigan. Using an eclectic mix of factual information, high-spirited stories, plus a description of how beaver tall hats were made, Barbara sets the stage for enjoyable entertainment and education about the beaver, its encounters with humans, and how it still wields power in Michigan today! 

Barbara Schutzgruber is an award-winning storyteller of folktales, ballads and personal stories of resilience. Since 1987 she has presented programs, workshops and showcases throughout Michigan, as well as nationally and internationally. Barbara holds a master’s degree in children’s literature from Eastern Michigan University, and is the co-author of Beyond the Sword Maiden: A Storyteller's Introduction to the Heroine's Journey.