Investigating Shelter Teacher Workshop
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Investigating Shelter Teacher Workshop

July 23 @ 9:00 am - July 25 @ 5:00 pm

2024 Projectarchaeology@canyonsoftheancients Flyer

FREE Grades 3-5 Teacher Workshop

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on cultural sensitivity, learning about local indigenous tribes, and their connections to archaeological sites in the Four Corners? Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is hosting a free 3-day summer teacher workshop July 23-25th designed for any educator who wants to learn more and dive deeper into our nation’s heritage. Join park rangers, archaeologists, anthropologists and indigenous tribal members in an immersive workshop that shares hands-on lessons and activities from Project Archaeology - Investigating Shelter. This curriculum was designed for 3-5th grades but can be scaled up or down to suite your needs. The workshop includes lunch each day, site tours to Escalante, Dominguez and Lowry Pueblos, hands-on learning activities, and special guests from indigenous tribes who will share their perspectives and encourage open discussions on misinformation and cultural sensitivity. We encourage teachers from all backgrounds to apply.     *SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR MORE DETAILS AND A MAP*

To learn more and register today visit:      DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE PDF

Special Guests for the 2024 Project Archaeology - Investigating Shelter - Teacher Workshop include:

  • Vince MacMillan, Archaeologist, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
  • Charles Riggs, Chair & Professor of Anthropology, Fort Lewis College
  • Wanda Ketchum, Navajo (Dine') from West Water, Utah, Educator for 43 years, Preschool Teacher at Bluff Elementary School
  • Aldean "Lightning Hawk" Ketchum, Ute Mountain Ute from White Mesa, Utah, Ute Bear Dance Chief, traditional flute maker and player

Immersive workshop with hands-on lessons!

• Award-winning educational materials aligned to standards
• Lunches and site tours
• Special guests from indigenous tribes to share their perspectives
• Two graduate university credits for $46 (optional)

We look forward to learning together. For more information please contact Amala Posey-Monk, Visitor Services and Recreation Program Manager, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument at: 970-882-5621 or

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July 23 @ 9:00 am
July 25 @ 5:00 pm
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Amala Posey-Monk


Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center
27501 CO-184
Dolores, Colorado 81323 United States
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