Museum Expedition


Summer 2014

Historic Archaeology

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Discover Alabama’s diverse natural history by participating in the 36th Annual Museum Expedition Camp!  Participants will have the fun and unique opportunity to work with scientists in the fields of archaeology and paleontology as part of an actual scientific research project to explore the natural wonders of Alabama.  Students, teachers, and adults will spend a week at the Expedition field camp working with scientists to learn excavation techniques, laboratory procedures, and specimen identification.

The Museum Expedition combines real exploration, with real science to create a unique experience and lasting friendships.  THIS IS NOT YOUR ORDINARY SUMMER CAMP!

SUMMER 2014! We are pleased to announce the dates and locations of the 36th Annual Museum Expedition this coming summer.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet friends, explore new surroundings, and conduct field work in historic archaeology on an early Alabama plantation.

We invite you to explore an area of rare opportunity as we dig into the past to gain a glimpse of what life was like on the Alabama frontier.  Work side-by-side with archaeologists to discover important facets of Alabama’s antebellum history.

We will be offering three sessions this summer and like last year each camp will start on a Monday and will end on Saturday.

Middle School Camp (6, 7, 8th Grade):  June 9-14

High School Camp (9, 10, 11, 12th Grade):  June 16-21

Public Archaeology Camp (ages 14 to adult):  June 23-28

We hope you’ll plan to join us for a fun, action-packed week at camp.  So, act now and reserve your place to participate in the 36th Annual Museum Expedition.

Course Credit: Students can earn elective high school credit through advance arrangements with their school and the Expedition staff.  Teachers can earn University of Alabama continuing education units or professional development hours.

Registration: Space is limited to 20 participants, so contact us soon to reserve your spot.  To register for the program, please complete a registration form (click and print the document below) and return it along with a $50 deposit to reserve a space to participate in the Museum Expedition 36.

Cost:  Program tuition is $350 per week ($325 for Museum Members).  Accommodations, food, and scientific equipment will be provided; a detailed list of what to bring is included in the registration packet.  For more information or to become a member of the Museum, call 348-7550.

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