Teacher Workshops

Explore the science of archaeology through a combination of classroom activities and archaeological fieldwork.  Exploring Joara’s Archaeological Experience for Educators is worth up to 2.0 CEUs.

On the first day, you’ll learn fundamental concepts of archaeology as you explore inquiry-based activities to use in your classroom.  On the second day, you will then apply what you’ve learned as you excavate alongside professional archaeologists at the Berry site, a sixteenth-century Spanish fort and Native American village.


There are currently no workshops scheduled. If you are interested in participating in a workshop, please contact Dr. Theresa Shebalin at camps@exploringjoara.org.

Workshop cost: $60
Optional dormitory-style room & board: $30/night

A one-day, classroom-only option worth up to 1.0 CEU is also available.  

Workshops are specifically geared toward 4th-8th grade teachers of history or science, but formal and informal educators of any grade level or subject are encouraged to participate.

To enroll, download the application and emergency contact form below.  Applications and forms should be sent to:

Dr. Theresa Shebalin
P.O. Box 676
Mebane, NC 27302 

Teacher Workshop Application

Emergency Contact Form

Questions? Please contact Dr. Theresa Shebalin at camps@exploringjoara.org. 

Dr. Theresa McReynolds Shebalin directs the Workshops for Educators, as well as the Archaeology Explorers camps and Adult/Child Programs for the Exploring Joara Foundation. She is a middle school science teacher in Durham, North Carolina.  Dr. Shebalin has a PhD in anthropology from the University of North Carolina.