Free Program for Middle School Students Explores Archaeology Careers

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Name: Free Program for Middle School Students Explores Archaeology Careers
Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM CDT
Event Description:
Learn about careers in the study and preservation of prehistoric and historic archaeology. “Museum Underground: Archaeology” is a free session for students in grades six to eight on March 23 at 4 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. Students will tour behind the scenes and hear first-hand from specialists about collection storage as well as research in the field and laboratories as they learn how Archaeology staff work to preserve the past for the future. Registration for the 45-minute program is required at MUgArchaeology.eventbrite.com. This session is part of a new interactive program that introduces middle school students to careers at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. "Museum Underground" sessions help participants think about their own skills and interests as they learn about careers in museums. Students talk with museum professionals and tour behind-the-scene spaces that are typically not open to the public. The final program in the series will examine the work of curators, how to preserve artifacts, and how to build exhibits on April 20. Programs are sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota and are led by Stephanie Schick, a gallery guide at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum. She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University who previously worked as an educator at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa. Schick, who has a passion for history, science, and education, loves to travel and has also taught at schools in Kenya and Egypt. For more information, contact Curator of Education Erik Holland, 701.328.2792. Registration is required for all Museum Underground programs. For more programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, go to statemuseum.nd.gov/events.
Location:
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
Date/Time Information:
March 23, 2017 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Contact Information:
Erik Holland, Curator of Education
Fees/Admission:
Free admission, pre-registration required at MUgArchaeology.eventbrite.com.
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