Maryland Archaeology Month
The Archaeological Society of Maryland (ASM) sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of archeological activities throughout the year. One of the biggest annual events is the celebration of Maryland Archeology Month each April. ASM joins with other archeological groups and dozens of individuals to promote the importance and excitement of Maryland's archaeological heritage. Events are planned throughout the state and are publicized by way of an Archaeology Month poster and Calendar of Events. These events include talks and lectures, guided tours, workshops, and fieldwork opportunities. For more information, visit its Web site at: www.marylandarcheology.org.
Summer archaeology camps for children are available through The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Montgomery County, Maryland. Five one-week Children's Sessions (ages 9-13 years) are being offered this. Teens ages 14+ can attend a two-week workshop to become counselors for these camps. For registration information contact: Heather Bouslog at firstname.lastname@example.org, go to http://www.montgomeryparks.org/ or call (301) 840-5848.
The Port Tobacco Archaeological Project Blog has regular updates regarding fieldwork, lab work, archival research, and volunteer opportunities. The Project accepts volunteers of all ages and abilities. If you would like to be involved please check out this website: http://www.porttobacco.blogspot.com or email: JamesGGibb@comcast.net.
The Maryland Historic Trust holds a Workshop in Archaeology every late winter/early spring in Crownsville, Maryland. Aspiring archaeologists learn how ancient peoples conducted everyday affairs, as well as more about archaeology itself. For more information, visit: http://mht.maryland.gov/archeology.html.
The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore has educational programs for children and interesting exhibits, including Dinosaur Mysteries. For more information, call (410) 685-5225, or visit its Web site at: www.mdsci.org/.
The Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons has a Saturday program for children 8 and older (accompanied by an adult) called Fossil Field Experience. Children learn paleontological techniques used to uncover evidence of life. Then, they comb the beach for fossils. Those in grades 6 to 9 might also be interested in the Jr. Paleontologist summer camp. Inside the museum, there are exhibits about paleontology, maritime history and fossils. For more information, call 410-326-2042, or visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum offers many educational programs for children and families. The Museum features a Discovery Room and a free tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory every Thursday and the first Friday of every month. Check out the FAQ Archaeology exhibit, which answers common questions archaeologists are asked. For more information, call (410) 586-8501, or visit its Web site at: www.jefpat.org/.
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