I am so excited to announce that I will be the lead archaeologist involved with the 2014 Project Discovery program!
For those of you who don’t know, Project Discovery is a non-profit education program that reaches out to high-school age students in Utah who are interested in archaeology. This year we will be conducting six after-school labs designed to teach students about various archaeological facets. Once the labs are finished, we will be taking the students on a four-day camping trip into Nine Mile Canyon where they can apply their knowledge and practice their archaeological skills.
The best part of it all? After the camping trip the students will be a part of a site stewardship program in Nine Mile Canyon. We will invite friends, family, and the public to stop at various sites throughout the canyon. Project Discovery students will be located at the various sites to help explain and interpret their archaeological significance. How cool is that?!
I was fortunate enough to be involved with the program back in 2010 when I was working with the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance. It was such a positive and enlightening experience and I can’t wait to see what this year holds.