Local Archaeology Opportunities
for the Entire Family
Students, educators and parents interested in archaeology have some unique opportunity to enjoy a number of activities right here in central Illinois. Several events are planned for students and there are also adult programs, like the Adult Field School and Flintknapping Workshop.
High School Field School: https://www.caa-archeology.org/programs/high-school-field-school/
HSFS is for students ages 13-17 who want to learn how to do archaeology. Students are members of the CAA’s field crew. They participate in excavation and laboratory work. Participants may sign up for 1-4 weeks. Scholarships are available.
Eco Adventure Day Camp: https://www.caa-archeology.org/programs/eco-adventure-day-camp/
Eco Adventure is a new day program in partnership with McCully Heritage Project for students entering 5th-8th grade focused on ecology and archaeology. Students can sign up for 1-3 days. The first session is June 12-14. The second is July 10-12.
Archeology Day: https://www.caa-archeology.org/community/archeology-day/
Archeology Day is our free, open-house event for everyone. There are a wide variety of activities, including prehistoric and historic technology demonstrations, hands-on activities, archaeology demonstrations, and short public lectures by CAA and guest archaeologists.
For more information visit https://www.caa-archeology.org/
"Excellence in Education Grants
for Teachers" Program
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) Foundation is making $36,500 in grant money available statewide in Illinois. This special grant money will provide additional funds to public school educators (Pre-K through 12) so that their students will have the means to participate in special projects.
Please download, complete, and submit the application online by visiting www.irtaonline.org and looking under the IRTA Foundation section. All proposals must be submitted by June 1, 2018. A special committee will select the recipients of the grant money over the summer. Grant awards will be presented in the fall.
* Chicago Public School employees are not eligible for this grant program.
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June 19 - 20, 2018
Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, IL
with optional Administrator Academy June 18, 2018
Be sure to visit our events page for upcoming event information!
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