The SAA Principles of Archaeological Ethics encourage all archaeologists to undertake public education and outreach, and to support the efforts of others in these activities. The Society provides a variety of resources to support these efforts. Explore Archaeology for the Public to find a complete listing.
Outreach materials include brochures, hands-on activities for state archaeology week/month events, tips for creating successful exhibits and lessons, and informaion for the media. Members may borrow the SAA tabletop display for their outreach events.
Undergraduate/Graduate Curriculum Resources include Making Archaeology Teaching Relevant in the XXI Century (M.A.T.R.I.X.) -- a source of information, ideas, and course materials for college and university professors in the U.S. who teach undergraduate archaeology. In addition, the SAA Committee on Curriculum has recently developed a Model Curriculum for a Masters in Applied Archaeology.
Public Archaeology Educational Resources are available through Archaeology for the Public--a clearinghouse of materials for both archaeologists seeking resources for use in public outreach, and for the public seeking informaion about archaeology. Resources include a scholarly public archaeology bibliography, course syllabi, and much more.
Charging the Hill: A Guide to Survival
For outreach to government representatives about archaeological legislative issues, SAA provides a recorded online seminar from 2017, available to everyone. To accompany the video, there is a PDF document of the presentation slides and a PDF guidebook of the major talking points and advice. The seminar is targeted toward preparing archaeologists to meet with representatives and Capitol Hill staffers to advocate for archaeology and historic preservation.