August 5, 2019 – August 8, 2019 all-day
USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum
Samantha Kirkley

Project Archaeology: Professional Development Series
Investigating a Fremont Pithouse
USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum, Price, UT
August 5-8, 2019

Calling All Teachers, Museum Educators, Public Lands Managers, and Youth Program Educators!

Utah Project Archaeology, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Southern Utah University Center for STEM Teaching and Learning are offering an exciting professional development workshop in the longest art gallery in the world. A thousand years ago, Nine Mile Canyon was one of the hubs of the Fremont civilization. It boasts 46 miles of ancient inscriptions and habitation sites. The canyon is strategically located within a two hour drive of Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks and several other historic and geologic wonders. Classes will be held at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum and the excursion will take place in Nine Mile Canyon.

Learn first-hand how to help your students engage in inquiry-based learning through cross-curricular, student-centered lessons that teach cultural understanding. Investigate an ancient Fremont Pithouse without ever leaving the classroom! Investigating Shelter is aligned to 3-5th grade state standards and will help educators deepen social studies content. At this workshop you will gain modeled instruction, analyze historic data related to authentic archaeological sites, discover new ways to engage students at museums and historic sites, and learn how to improve classroom citizenship and promote responsible use of public lands. The workshop will begin with an evening program on August 5th and conclude the evening of August 8th. Travel stipends available!

The workshop includes:
• High-quality educational materials and instruction
• Eastern Prehistoric Museum admission and discovery
• Excursion to Nine Mile Canyon
• Cultural presentation by an American Indian educator
• Lunches and Snacks
• Curriculum Guides

Additional Costs
• Registration fee $60
• Breakfast and Dinners are on your own
• Lodging (optional)
• Two SUU College Credits for $42 (optional)

To register for this stellar experience, please fill out and submit the form by July 15th
For questions, please contact organizer at 801-318-9458 or samanthakirkley@suu.edu