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For registration information please contact the:

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Office of Continuing Education and Extension
608-785-6504
Online registration at:  http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/youth/archaeology.html

For information concerning course content please contact:

MVAC's Public Outreach Program at 608-785-8454 or e-mail Jean unless otherwise indicated.

 

Youth Events

Tombs and Temples of the Americas - grades 4-6  

Discover the unique cultures of the Maya, Inca, and Aztecs of Mesoamerica and South America. These early Americans built spectacular buildings, and had a written language and complex warrior rituals. Hands-on activities will include writing hieroglyphics, making a mask, and more! Cancellations prior to June 6 will receive a full refund minus a $40 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations after June 6.

Dates: Monday, June 23, 2014
Time: 9 am–3 pm
Location: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, room 312
Age: Students entering grades 4-6
Fee: $80
Note: Bring a lunch, drink, snacks and water bottle.
Program Number: 84-43

For registration information please contact the:

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Office of Continuing Education and Extension
608-785-6504
Online registration at:  http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/youth/archaeology.html

For information on activity content please contact:

MVAC's Public Outreach Program at 608-785-8454 or e-mail Jean.

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Introduction to Archaeology - grades 5-9

Explore MVAC’s Archaeology Lab and work with artifacts recovered from area excavations as an introduction to the science of archaeology. Discover how the first Native Americans in Wisconsin survived using the area’s natural resources. Students must take this class in order to attend the Middle School Field Experience. Cancellations prior to June 6 will receive a full refund minus a $40 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations after June 6.

Dates: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time: 9 am–3 pm
Location: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, room 312
Age: Students entering grades 5-9
Fee: $80
Note: Bring a lunch, drink, snacks, and water bottle.
Program Number: 84-41

For registration information please contact the:

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Office of Continuing Education and Extension
608-785-6504
Online registration at:  http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/youth/archaeology.html

For information on activity content please contact:

MVAC's Public Outreach Program at 608-785-8454 or e-mail Jean.

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Middle School Field Experience – grades 5-9

Take your excitement for archaeology into the field! Students who have taken the Introduction to Archaeology class in the past can join a La Crosse area project. Participants will work alongside professional archaeologists in the field. Activities may include shovel testing or small-scale excavations. Weather may require alternate activities. Cancellations prior to June 6 will receive a full refund minus an $80 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations after June 6.

Dates: Wednesday–Thursday, June 25–26, 2014
Time: 9 am–3 pm
Location: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, room 312
Age: Students entering grades 5-9
Fee: $200 (includes travel fee)
Note:

Bring a lunch, drink, snacks, water bottle, insect repellent, sun screen. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

Program Number: 84-42

For registration information please contact the:

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Office of Continuing Education and Extension
608-785-6504
Online registration at:  http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/youth/archaeology.html

For information on activity content please contact:

MVAC's Public Outreach Program at 608-785-8454 or e-mail Jean.

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Events for Teens

Public Archaeology Field Schools (3 and 5 day experiences) - grades 9-12

This multi-day field and lab experience is a well-rounded opportunity for those who want to learn about the process of archaeology. Work alongside professional archaeologists on an actual archaeological excavation and survey work. Lab work may include washing and sorting ceramics, stone tools, and other remains. An experimental archaeology component may explore making stone tools and using an atlatl (spearthrower). Optional lab hours and local field trips will be available after regular field school hours. No previous experience is necessary.

This experience is open to high school students through adults. Fee includes a one-year MVAC membership. Supervised dorm facilities are available for high school students at an additional cost of $225 for 3 days and $335 for 5 days. Cancellation prior to May 23 will receive a full refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations after May 23.

Three-Day Experience
Dates:  Monday–Wednesday, June 23–25, 2014
Time: June 23, 2014: 9 am–5 pm; June 24–25, 2014: 7 am–3:30 pm
Location:  University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Archaeology Center and Laboratories
Fee:  $350
Program Number: 84-44
 
Five-Day Experience
Dates: Monday–Friday, June 23–27, 2014
Time:  June 23, 2014: 9 am–5 pm; June 24–27, 2014: 7 am–3:30 pm
Location: University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Archaeology Center and Laboratories
Fee: $500 
Program Number: 84-45

For registration information please contact the:

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Office of Continuing Education and Extension
608-785-6504
Online registration at:  http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/youth/archaeology.html

For information on activity content please contact:

MVAC's Public Outreach Program at 608-785-8454 or e-mail Jean.

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Youth Activity Information

Activity leaders are MVAC staff members. Activities are geared to specific age groups. Participates can enroll in one or more of the activities.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and walking/hiking shoes. Insect repellent and sun screen are recommended for camps with outdoor field trips. Participants should bring a snack and lunch (with beverage) to all activities.

Registration and Fees

Enrollment is limited to 13-25 participants per activity. The Field School registration deadline is one month in advance.  All other activity deadlines are two weeks before the event.  Early registration is recommended.  Full payment is required with the completed registration form.  If activities are cancelled in the event of low enrollment, fees will be reimbursed.  See specific classes for individual cancellation policy.

Insurance

Youth participants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as limited accident insurance is provided by the university.  The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse or Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center are not liable for medical costs incurred that are not covered by this insurance policy.

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Financial Assistance

Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center may be able to offer several students financial assistance to attend our youth programs.   Scholarships will be awarded based on interest in archaeology, financial need and grade point average.  For information about receiving youth financial assistance call 608-785-8454 or e-mail Jean.  

Additional funds are still needed to provide financial assistance to youth participating in this year's youth activities.  Call 608-785-6473 or e-mail Bonnie if you would like to help.  

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