South Carolina Archaeology Month takes place in October. For more information, visit: http://www.assc.net/events/archaeology-month
Camp Dig-It is a fun, educational program for young archaeologists. Geared toward children ages 6-12, Camp Dig-It offers an introduction into the field of archaeology by a professional archaeologist. Participants in the program will:
a. Excavate a simulated site in dig boxes
b. Use the same methods archaeologists do
c. Identify artifacts found
d. Work in teams
e. Come to conclusions about their discoveries
f. See real artifacts and learn what they tell us about the past
g. Understand what historical documents and archaeology together can reveal
Summer of 2012: Camp Dig-It will be held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Please visit www.campdigit.com or the event page at www.coastaldiscovery.org for more information.
The Archaeological Society of South Carolina is an association of professional and avocational archaeologists concerned citizens uniting together in a cooperative effort to understand the history and prehistory of South Carolina. For event information, visit http://www.assc.net/.
The South Carolina State Museum, in addition to a variety of palentological exhibits and prehistoric human artifacts, offers summer camps, including Dinosaur Camp (ages 3-6). They also provide Homeschool Fridays, during which homeschoolers may participate in themed programs and classes. For information call (803) 898-4921, or visit: www.museum.state.sc.us.
The Charleston Museum hosts many classes and special events aimed at a variety of different age groups. Some of their summer offerings include the Charleston Museum Summer Camps, the Dino-Mite! Family Fun Event, and Kid Tours: Mummy Madness. For more information on their exhibits or events, call (843) 722-2996, or visit: www.charlestonmuseum.com
The South Eastern Wildlife and Environment Education (SEWEE) Association offers natural history programs and educational opportunities at their visitor center. Nature trails and the exhibit hall allow individuals or families room to explore. The center also hosts events and lectures for larger groups. Follow this link to the main web page for more information and check the calendar for upcoming events. Call (843) 928-3368, or visit: www.fws.gov/seweecenter/.
The Chicora Research Foundation offers programs throughout the year, such as exhibits on archaeological investigations and discoveries. It also offers educational programs and curriculum guides for teachers to help them integrate archaeology into their science, math, or social studies programs and organizes open archaeological site visits for individuals, groups, and school field trips. Call (803) 787-6910, or visit: www.chicora.org
The Catawba Cultural Preservation Project provides programs for schoolchildren to teach them more about local Native American culture. For more information, call (803) 328-2427 (extension 238), or visit: https://sites.google.com/site/catawbaculturalpreservation/.
The Bob Campbell Geology Museum has over 10,000 rocks, minerals, Native American artifacts, carvings and gemstones. There are programs for adults and children throughout the year. For more information visit: http://www.clemson.edu/public/geomuseum/.
Hobcaw Barony Museum is a 17,500 acre reserve used for educational and research purposes. There is restricted access through tours and programs throughout the year including an exploration and history of the Underground Railroad, bird watching, Fossil Fever and more. There are also summer camps every year. For more information visit: http://www.hobcawbarony.org/Tours.Programs.html.
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