June 26, 2019 – June 28, 2019 all-day
Jefferson Landing Historic Site
100 Jefferson St.
Jefferson City
MO 65101
Tiffany Patterson, Director, Missouri State Museum

Bring archaeology into your classrooms! Explore how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Learn the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data and how to incorporate hands-on archaeological problem solving activities into classroom settings. Archaeology is a fascinating tool to engage youth in science education.

Participants will discover the past by using data from actual excavations at a historic slave cabin at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Since similar sites are found in Missouri, this study is an appropriate case to engage students in history, scientific research methods and archaeological site stewardship. Participants receive instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and a complete curriculum guide.

The workshop includes optional field trips to Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, Missouri State Parks’ Riverside Collections Facility and the University of Missouri’s Museum of Anthropology.

Teachers interested in becoming a Project Archaeology facilitator (enabling you to hold teacher training workshops) are encouraged to register for facilitator training. One additional hour of training per day is required; there is no additional cost.

Optional: One (1) graduate credit hour can be earned through Lindenwood University. Tuition is $75 per hour.

Wed., June 26 & Thurs., June 27 Classroom Instruction (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Jefferson Landing State Historic Site 100 Jefferson St. Jefferson City, MO 65101 Optional facilitator training: 4 – 5 p.m.

Fri., June 28 Optional field trips (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Jefferson Landing State Historic Site and Riverside Collection Facility (Jefferson City, MO) University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology (Columbia, MO)

Instructors: Rachel Campbell, Archaeologist, Missouri State Parks John Peterson, Interpretive Resource Specialist III, Missouri State Museum Amy Rubingh, Archaeologist, State Historic Preservation Office Tiffany Patterson, Director, Missouri State Museum and Jefferson Landing State Historic Site Jaime Henry, Assistant Director, Missouri State Museum Kim Dillon, Cultural Resource Management Section Chief, Missouri State Parks
To register, contact Tiffany Patterson, Director, Missouri State Museum phone: 573-522-6949 email: tiffany.patterson@dnr.mo.gov

Cost is $40 (includes curriculum, materials, snacks). Participants are responsible for their own lunch (several dining options are within walking distance). Registration deadline is June 15, 2019. Enrollment is limited to 25 people.