This program has a direct focus on archaeology. Defined as the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of material culture; archaeology is most often touched upon when learning about history. Plus, who does not like to get their hands dirty and find interesting things?
Archaeology is an area of study which engages all senses and has the participant discovering artefacts and drawing conclusions on what they have uncovered. Our station-based program does just that! Each station draws the learner into the world of archaeology and allows them to discover history in a hands on experience. There is even a digging station where participants must uncover artefacts and attempt to make answer the question, “What does this tell us about the past?”
The duration of this program is suggested at one-and-a-half hour allowing twenty minutes at each station and five minutes in between for switching. Cost is $5 per participant with teachers/leaders free. You are permitted one free chaperone per ten children; any additional will be a five dollar fee. The program is recommended for grades 3 to 5 and fits into the elementary school Social Studies curriculum but can be modified for older students. This would also be a great program for Brownies, Girl Guides and Cubs.
If interested, please fill out the request form and either fax, email or drop off the form to us at the museum. We look forward to hosting you!