Land Between The Lakes will host an Archaeology Field School for youth ages 10 through 13 years during fall break. This 3-day outdoor classroom will be held from 9am to 3:30pm Wednesday through Friday, October 8, 9, and 10. Six openings exist. This archaeological experience is FREE of charge. Parents need to call Jamie Bennett at 270-924-2015 for more information and to register by Tuesday, September 30.
“Students will learn how to read a topographical map, use a GPS, find locations through orienteering, and excavate an historical site during the field school,” says Jamie Bennett, Heritage Program Manager at Land Between The Lakes. “This is a fun way for participants to learn how we preserve our history.”
Participants and their parents will meet each morning at Hillman Ferry Campground at 9am. From there, participants will be transported to various locations around Land Between The Lakes. Participants need to pack a lunch, snacks, and water with them each day. Extra water, all tools, and equipment will be provided. Parents will pick up their children each day at 3:30pm at Hillman Ferry Campground.
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.
To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000.