Museum offers hands-on archaeology for kids

BELOIT, Wis.—Does digging in the ground sound like summertime fun? The Logan Museum of Anthropology is hosting an Archaeology Museum Camp for kids who have completed 5th, 6th, or 7th grade, starting June 14 through 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This week-long archaeology adventure gives kids a rare opportunity to participate in real archaeological projects throughout the city of Beloit. Museum archaeologists will teach field and lab methods, helping kids learn how to do archaeology the right way. The camp focuses on building organizational skills and responsibility, while introducing careers and promoting cultural diversity.

Great discoveries are waiting to be found. Campers should be prepared for outdoor digging and dress accordingly for weather conditions. Parents are required to fill out a medical form and liability waiver that must be returned in order for kids to participate in off-site activities. Campers will arrive at the museum each day, spending Monday, Tuesday and Friday in the lab, and traveling to various locations in Beloit on Wednesday and Thursday.

Registration fees are $150 per person and include lunch for the week, camp materials and a T-shirt. Space is limited. Contact Karla Wheeler at (608)-363-2678 for registration information.

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