Monday, February 29, 2016

BHN MEMBERS Field Trip! 4-8th Grade Students Discovery Museum Sacramento - Digging UP the Past


Please read the entire post for information AND instructions on how to register for this field trip.

When: Friday, April 1st
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Where: Discovery Museum Sacramento
Ages: students grades 4th-9th
Cost: $10 per student (parents wishing to stay pay $5.00)
Minimum: 25 students
Maximum: 34 students
Deadline to Pay: Friday, March 11th (NO REFUNDS or LATE PAYMENTS)

Digging UP the Past (Detailed Information)
Students are immersed in a hands-on, interactive archaeological project led by a trained archaeologist. This unique program integrates multidisciplinary skills in a realistic simulation. What does it really take to be an archaeologist? Your class works in teams to uncover the story of the fictional people who once inhabited a corner of the museum grounds. Students participate in an outdoor simulated archaeological dig to really understand how archaeologists uncover and decipher clues about the past.

The adventure begins in our lab, where students receive an introduction to tools, methodology, and techniques. They learn how real archaeologists operate using the scientific method.

Next they are organized into search teams and provisioned with tools and reference materials. The students trek outdoors to the dig site where they begin the search for buried artifacts--recording and cataloging each as it is uncovered. Students return to the lab to research and identify their genuine artifacts and develop historical connections. They prepare a final report of their findings that is presented to their fellow archaeologists.

Students use scientific inquiry methods to study the past while employing every subject area necessary--including science, math, history, reading, geology, and art--for a successful and complete archaeological investigation.

To register: Start a new comment with name and age/grade of everyone in your family that is attending, adults too (don't need list adult ages, but just how many). Also include how you plan to pay (cash or PayPal).

This can be a DROP OFF event. If you would like some time to yourself (2.5 hours), or if you have students 3rd grade and younger who are unable to attend, let us know in the comments and you may drop off and pick up your child(ren). If you prefer to stay, adult charge is $5.00. Marisa and Carrie will be chaperoning.

Two ways to pay:
CASH: give to Carrie Carlson at park days, Encouragement Night, or deliver to 1526 Carbury Way, Roseville
PAYPAL:, must choose "Friends and Family" option and specifiy field trip in the comments

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