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Project Archaeology Partners With The Watercourse
Project Archaeology has officially begun a partnership with Montana State University and The Watercourse in Bozeman, Montana. The Watercourse is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching about water resources and conservation. The organization has identified Cultural Heritage Education as a new strand to be integrated into their materials teaching about conservation and ethics. Project Archaeology’s partnership with The Watercourse will allow for greater expansion of the program and revision of materials. A BLM staff person, Jeanne Moe, has moved from Salt Lake City to Bozeman to work on the program with The Watercourse. She will direct the revision of Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher’s Activity Guide for Fourth Through Seventh Grades and establish an advisory committee for the program. While Project Archaeology is transitioning to its new home, coordination duties for Project Archaeology will remain with BLM’s Heritage Education Team, located in Dolores, Colorado. You can find out more about the program and the exciting, informative workshops by calling Suzanne Boles at 970-882-4811 or email: projarch@co.blm.gov.


PEC Displays Booth at National Interpreters Workshop
The National Interpreters Workshop, sponsored by the National Association for Interpretation, was held November 6-10, 2001, in Des Moines, Iowa. Shirley Schermer, of the Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, coordinated the set-up and staffing of the Society for American Archaeology, Public Education Committee (SAA PEC), display booth. Many of the attendees and organizations represented were involved with interpretation of cultural resources. Having the SAA PEC booth brought a lot of visibility to archaeology and introduced the various resources available from SAA. Large numbers of attendees stopped by the booth and were delighted to find resources that would be helpful with their interpretive programs, questions that could be answered, and contacts that could be made. For more information, contact Shirley J. Schermer, Director, Burials Program Office of the State Archaeologist, at 319-384-0740 or  shirley-schermer@uiowa.edu.

NEW PUBLICATIONS

SAA March Newsletter Features Public Outreach Theme
The March 2002 issue of The SAA Archaeological Record is dedicated to the theme of Public Outreach in Archaeology. Contributions have been assembled that address many different aspects of public outreach. The articles include public outreach efforts in grade-school and higher education, the development of heritage tourism, and the role of archaeology in television and interactive media. Public outreach in public- and private-sector cultural resource management and academia are considered, and contributions cover much of the Americas, from Canada to Argentina. The articles provide both inspiration and guidance for archaeologists interested in communicating their work to the public. For information on The SAA Archaeological Record, check the Society for American Archaeology web site at www.saa.org/Publications/thesaaarchrec/index.html. .

 

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