Project Archaeology State Program


Events in Missouri
Project Archaeology Leadership Academy @ Montana State University
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day

Interested in connecting kids to the past?

Do you want to bring engaging, cross-curricular materials that teach cultural understanding to teachers in your schools?

Become a leader in cultural heritage education by attending the 10th annual Project Archaeology Leadership Academy!

Project Archaeology is seeking all-star teachers, museum educators, and archaeology educators to receive high-quality professional development to teach Project Archaeology’s acclaimed inquiry-based curricula fulfilling many Common Core requirements.

You will graduate as a Master Teacher and be fully prepared to offer professional development training to your community. Your students will learn critical-thinking skills through engaging inquiry-based lessons that teach cultural understanding.

Project Archaeology Leadership Academy
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
June 24 – June 28, 2019

Lodging and meals are provided for successful applicants! Travel stipends up to $250 are available. Only a select few will be chosen for this incredible opportunity to protect archaeological sites through education. Come explore a buffalo jump and visit the renowned exhibits and living history farm at the Museum of the Rockies! Graduate credits are available.

2019 Leadership Academy Application (270 downloads)
Archaeology in the Classroom @ Jefferson Landing Historic Site
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

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:

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.

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