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UTSA hosts annual archaeology summer camps with underwater theme

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(May 15, 2012) -- The UTSA Center for Archaeological Research is accepting applications for enrollment in three weeklong Summer Archaeology Camps for children ages 7-12. With this year's theme, "Exploring Underwater Archaeology," the campus will run June 18-Aug. 3 at the UTSA Main Campus.

Kids will learn about archaeology and anthropology using indoor and outdoor activities. Campers will learn how archaeologists solve the mysteries of the past through exploration of underwater sites including sunken Egyptian cities, the Titanic, Mayan underwater cenotes and the San Marcos River, while preserving the natural environment and the artifacts.

Scheduled crafts and activities include making hieroglyph alphabets, creating an ocean in a bottle, making costumes, boat building and underwater excavations in only a foot of water (no swimming required). And yes, there will be pirates!

UTSA archaeologists will direct the camps with the assistance of summer interns. Parents are invited to join in the family fun by attending the last hour of each camp.

The UTSA Center for Archaeological Research Legacy: Hands on the Past outreach program is in its 17th 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 $210 per camp, $185 for children of UTSA students, faculty and staff, and covers supplies, snacks and a t-shirt. Space is limited to 18 participants per weeklong camp. To accommodate working parents, campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge.

>> Find registration forms and camp details at the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research website. For more information, call 210- 458-4462 or email carlegacy@utsa.edu.

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“Exploring Underwater Archaeology” Schedule

Camp 1: June 18-June 22
(9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Camp 2: July 16-July 20
(9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Camp 3: July 30-Aug. 3
(9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

 

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