Education is not preparation for life,
education is life itself.

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We nurture the next generation and seniors.

Students encounter our human story through four residencies featuring archaeologists from around the world, who present events that integrate with standard curriculum and grade-level TEKS requirements or who create special opportunities to learn more about a culture. Our presentations for senior feature stimulating events created especially for them.

Offered at no cost, our educational outreach served over 4,000 students and seniors in our previous year. Your local support is critical to the success of this program.

Thank you for your generosity.


2018/2019 PROGRAMS

Fall

The Neolithic Revolution

Martin Carruthers, Orkney College, University of the Highlands and Islands

The Neolithic Revolution marked a transition from small nomadic bands of hunter-gatherers to larger, agricultural settlements. Discover a world heritage site in Scotland where this change occurred.


Winter - Special Event

Ancient Andes: Stories, Songs, and Inventions

A 10-foot long reed boat, constructed using thousand-year-old techniques from Lake Titicaca, tours Houston-area schools for two weeks, accompanied by Bolivian singers, dancers, and story-tellers. The world-renowned Bolivian artist Roberto Mamani Mamani will work with students at TH Rogers to create murals to reveal Andean history.


Winter

Unwrapped: The Mysterious World of Mummies

Melissa McCarthy, UCLA

Discover the science behind mummification in ancient Egypt and learn how mummification was an important facet of Egyptian society.


Spring - Rodeo

On the Trail

Carolyn Willekes, University of Calgary

The story of the rodeo stretches back across time to Asia. Learn about the origins of an iconic American tradition.

Cowboy Chemistry

John Standish, Archaeology Now educator with Edwardo Grajeda-Beltran, farrier

Archaeology, cowboys, and chemistry do intersect. Find out how!