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Witch is it: Trick or Trowel

Witch is it: Trick or Trowel

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorHalloween may seem like a silly American holiday, but it has ancient origins. Halloween is not American; it originated in Europe. Celtic people created this holiday around 2000 years ago and celebrated by wearing...

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Pandemics of the Past: Smallpox

Pandemics of the Past: Smallpox

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorSmallpox is perhaps the most well-known plague in human history. Scientists and historians believe that the virus has been around for as long as 10,000 years and originally developed from human contact with animals. Like...

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Pandemics of the Past: Leprosy

Pandemics of the Past: Leprosy

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorMycobacterium leprae Leprosy is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. Before modern medicine, this disease was incurable, but now there are antibiotics that can successfully treat this illness. Scientist Gerhard...

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Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorViral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) sounds like one of those things you just never want to get. Unlike the other pandemics and sicknesses that we have covered and plan on covering in this series, VHF is not one single sickness...

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The Bubonic Plague

The Bubonic Plague

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorI’ve covered a lot of ground with y’all in 2020. Together, we’ve learned about how things like sailing or alcohol happened, redefining what shelter means, the history and intricacies of wildfires and archaeology, and...

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Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse: A Free Lesson!

Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse: A Free Lesson!

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorToday we are giving you a sneak peek of Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse in the form of a free lesson! To recap about our exciting new curriculum: Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse is a regional investigation from our...

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Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse

Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator We have a new curriculum to announce: Investigating a Wintu Roundhouse! Over the next week, you will get a sneak peek into the new shelter investigation with a free lesson, a discount code to use when buying the...

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Wildfires–Hear It from the Experts

Wildfires–Hear It from the Experts

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator Wildfires are interesting to read about, but nearly impossible for an outsider like myself to adequately understand in just a few days. With that in mind, we decided to follow the same model we adhere to with all of the...

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The Firelighters Are Back

The Firelighters Are Back

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorWildfires have been around far longer than people and are a natural process that cleans out forest debris. Though wildfires can happen anywhere, they are most common in drier areas such as the western US. The people who...

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