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WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS

Workshop for Native American Educators Planned

Teaching With Archaeology: A Workshop for Native American Educators will be held at Northern Arizona University and the Museum of Northern Arizona, both in Flagstaff, July 30 - August 4, 2001. For more information, contact Joelle Clark, email:  Joelle.Clark@nau.edu, phone: 520-52...; or Jeanne Moe, email: Jeanne_Moe@UT.BLM.GOV, phone: 801-539-4060; or watch this newsletter for updates.

University of Victoria Offers Heritage Workshops
The Cultural Resource Management program of the University of Victoria, BC, offers workshops, distance education courses, and degree programs on heritage topics. Upcoming workshops include Public Programming (March 26-31, 2001), Managing Heritage Conservation Projects (April 2-7, 2001) and Cultural Tourism (April 30 -May 5, 2001). Further information on the workshops and courses is provided on their website: www.uvcs.uvic.ca/crmp/.


CONFERENCES

AIA Annual Meeting to Feature Public Education Offerings

Several public education programs will be held at the upcoming annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in San Diego, California, January 3-6, 2001. Titles include: "Reaching Outside the Ivory Tower: Archaeology Education for the Public," "Many Sites, Many Voices, Many Listeners: From Excavation to Interpretation and Education," and "DIGging into Archaeology: A Hands-on Family Fair." The first symposium will discuss various aspects of how archaeology is presented to the public, teachers, and students. The second symposium will provide various perspectives on how archaeological sites are presented to the public as tourists and visitors. The third will be an all-day interactive workshop, featuring archaeology education projects as prepared by museums, outreach education programs in universities, and other public education programs. The emphasis will be on hands-on projects that are both fun and instructive. For additional information, check the AIA website at  www.archaeological.org, or call Nancy Bernard or Cameron Walker at 617-353-9361.

2001 SHA Conference Focuses on Public Education
Teach the Mind, Touch the Spirit is the public education theme of the 2001 conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The conference is scheduled for January 10-13, 2001, in Long Beach, California. For more information, check the SHA website at www.swww.sha.org/meet01.htm.

Informal Learning to be Featured at St. Louis Conference

The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) annual meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 25-28, 2001. The theme for the conference this year is Liberating Minds Through Disciplined Inquiry; Liberating Inquiry Through Disciplined Minds. The Informal Learning Strand (Strand 9) of NARST focuses on science learning and teaching in out-of-school contexts, such as science centers, museums, zoos, aquaria, nature centers, parks, community centers, and the home. The St. Louis conference is shaping up to be an exciting meeting for Strand 9. In addition to the opportunity to work with the numerous informal science education institutions in the city, NARST 2001 will overlap with the National Science Teachers Association conference, so topics relevant to informal learning and science teaching are expected. For additional information, check the website at  www.narst.org.

Theme of Interpreters' Conference to Feature Native Peoples

The National Association for Interpretation will hold their national spring training conference April 2-6, 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The theme for the conference will be Interpreting Sacred Places and Native Peoples. Papers are requested along the following tracks: Incorporating Oral History into Interpretive Programs; Interpreting Cultural Controversies; Interpreting Cultural Landscapes; Integrating Interpretation into Heritage Tourism Ventures; and Involving Native People with the Interpretation of Their Communities and Cultures. For information, check the National Association of Interpretation website at  www.interpnet.org.

FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES

Iowa Cultural Resources Field School Planned for June

Individuals interested in history and archaeology are invited to participate in a week-long field school June 17-23, 2001, at Fort Atkinson and nearby sites in Winneshiek County, Iowa. This project, sponsored by the State Preserves Advisory Board of Iowa, will be the first of a multi-year field school program focusing on two state preserves and related sites in an area of the state with a wealth of historical documentation and rich and diverse archaeology. The field school will provide training in archaeological and historical research methods. Among the overall goals is to address issues of concern for local and regional native peoples, descendant populations, and living communities by encouraging these groups to become involved in site research, interpretation, and curriculum development. Teacher certification credit will be available. For more information, cost, and a registration form, contact: Diane Ford-Shivvers, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, phone: 515-281-0878; e-mail: Diane.Ford-Shivvers@dnr.state.ia.us

ARCHAEOLOGY WEEKS/MONTHS

Arkansas Announces 2001 Archeology Week
Arkansas Archeology Week 2001 will be held October 20-28, the theme for the event being "Archeological Parks." In the coming months, information will be posted on the Arkansas Archeological Survey's web site at www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/archweek.html. For more information, contact Mary Kwas, Archeology Week Coordinator, phone: 501-575-6549; email: mkwas@uark.edu.

Ancient Gardening in S.C. Featured on Poster
South Carolina's Archaeology Month poster routinely includes informative text written specifically for teachers on the back of the poster. The 2000 poster features Ancient Gardening in South Carolina, 10,000 B.C. to A.D. 1685. The text provides a basic review of crops through time in the eastern United States, and it discusses human/plant relationships. For the first time, it is also available on the web (actually the web site includes more text, pictures, and references than the poster could hold) at: www.cla.sc.edu/ANTH/AncientGardening.htm.

Iowa Archaeology Month 2000 a Success
Iowa's archaeological past took center stage in September during Iowa Archaeology Month 2000. Sixty events scheduled in thirty communities brought archaeological demonstrations, presentations, tours, book exhibits, road shows, and hikes to thousands of residents across the state. Requests for programs such as "Time Capsules from the Past" and "How Did They Do That? Understanding Science Through Ancient Technology," especially popular among K-12 students, so exceeded scheduling capabilities, that additional presentations were given in late August and throughout October and November. Such demand threatens to transform Iowa's premier archaeological outreach event from a month into an entire season. 3000 copies of this year's poster, designed by a sixth grade student from Sioux City, attracted audiences from Sioux City to Burlington and from Red Oak to Marquette. For more information, contact Lynn M. Alex, email: lynn-alex@uiowa.edu.

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