(June 22, 2011)--There are still a few openings in the weeklong Summer Archaeology Camps running through Aug. 12 on the UTSA Main Campus. Presented by the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research, the theme of this year's camps for children ages 7-12 is "Indians of North America." See the camp schedule below, along with enrollment information.
Young explorers will participate in mock digs and learn how archaeologists conduct excavations and process artifacts in the laboratory. They also will identify plants used by Native Americans on the ethnobotany trail, make crafts and play games from tribes from various regions of North America. Additional activities will include solving the puzzles of a "Mystery Cemetery" and throwing spears with an atlatl, a device used to throw spears which incorporated a technology which pre-dated the bow and arrow.
Archaeologists will direct the camps with the assistance of summer interns. Parents can join in the family fun by attending the last hour of each camp.
The Legacy: Hands on the Past outreach program is in its 16th year of serving the community in educational support. Legacy offers school presentations, laboratory tours, career day speakers and other services highlighting CAR's commitment to archaeological preservation and research.
>> The cost is $200 per camp, $175 for UTSA employees, and covers supplies, snacks and a t-shirt. Enrollment is limited to 18 participants per weekly camp. Find registration forms and camp details at the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research website.
For more information, contact Legacy staff at 210-458-4462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Indians of North America" summer camp schedule
(Camps run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.)
Emerging and fluent writers can practice and refine their writing skills, share with others and grow as artisans and thinkers. Each day, students will investigate the art of writing, apply the craft to their own writing, and celebrate what they have done with fellow campers.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 3.324), Downtown Campus
UTSA Men's Basketball coaching staff and players host shoot, skills, day, elite and parent/child camps and clinics.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
This two-week day camp will teach students instruction in acting, voice, dance, theatre history, music theory, costuming, stage properties and more, followed with a performance on the evening of the final day.
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
Campers ages 9-13 will discover the field of bioarchaeology while being introduced to cultural traditions all over the world. They will learn how archaeologists use skeletal remains to uncover the past. Campers can expect archaeology themed activities, games, crafts and a hands-on look at artifacts in a lab.
Monterey Building, Downtown Campus
The tutoring sessions are designed to help children in 2nd-8th grades who are reading below grade level. Tutors identify the child's strengths and needs and create highly engaging literacy experiences designed to support literacy growth and development.
Durango Building (DB 2.210), Downtown Campus
This comprehensive music experience for middle and high school students focuses on developing the musician and the campers playing techniques. Campers will perform with one of UTSA’s concert bands and attend classes that include rehearsals, sectional and master classes and performing soundtrack music.
Arts Building, Main Campus
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
Kids from kindergarten through high school will immerse in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities.
Applied Engineering and Technology (AET 0.102), Main Campus and Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 3.328), Downtown Campus
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