Bears Ears Archaeology Teacher Workshop
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Bears Ears Archaeology Teacher Workshop

June 11 @ 9:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm


FREE 3rd-8th Grade Teacher Workshop

Explore the past through evidence from an archaeological site in the Four Corners! Investigate an Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site from the classroom and learn about the people and cultures living in the region today. Discover new ways to engage students with the past through hands-on scientific inquiry and knowledge shared by indigenous descendant community members.  DOWNLOAD THE FLIER  

Only 16 teachers will be selected for this incredible experience and each will receive:  

  • $100 travel stipend
  • Award-winning educational materials aligned to standards
  • Lunches and field trip transportation
  • Guided half-day field trip to select local archaeological sites
  • Cultural presentation by a local indigenous elder
  • Certificate of Completion for 30 PD contact hours
  • Two graduate university credits for $46 (optional)

Plus, all teachers will be entered into a drawing to receive an Archaeology Teaching Kit for their school valued at $149.00.

Samantha Kirkley, Project Archaeology/SUU
Sarah Burak, Bears Ears Education Center
Natasha Krasnow, Metcalf Archaeology
Charmaine Thompson, U.S. Forest Service

For more information contact instructors Samantha Kirkley,, 801-318-945, and Sarah Burak,

Apply to attend by May 13, 2024 using this external link to Google forms

The workshop is sponsored by the Bears Ears Partnership, Southern Utah University, Institute for Heritage Education, Bureau of Land Management, and Metcalf Archaeological Consultants.


June 11 @ 9:00 am
June 13 @ 5:00 pm
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Samantha Kirkley


Bears Ears Education Center
567 W Main Street
Bluff, UT 84512 United States
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