Volunteer Docent Program Training
Date(s) - 02/22/2020
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Wall Center
Do you like archaeology and history?
Do you like to work with children?
We invite you to join the new
Volunteer Docent Program
at the Exploring Joara Foundation!
“The Scoop:” Engaging Burke Kids in Public Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Programs
The Exploring Joara Foundation received a 2018-2019 Burke County United Way grant entitled “For Burke Kids (4BK) – Embracing the Future” we used the grant funds to develop new programs we call, The Scoop: Engaging Burke Kids in Public Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Programs. With help from Dr. David Moore, Warren Wilson College archaeologist and Berry site excavator, and his Archaeology Lab assistant, Abra Johgart, EJF was able to pilot these new programs in November and December 2019 to 1st graders from Forest Hill Elementary, 4th graders from Morganton Day School, and 7th graders from Table Rock Middle School.
The programs were presented by Abra Johgart and EJF volunteers and included slide presentations and hands-on activities with artifacts from our newly developed “Discovery Trunks.” Students learned how to identify actual Native American artifacts from the Berry site along with replicated Spanish artifacts as well.
EJF is grateful to the Burke County United Way for their support and we intend to build on the success of the pilot programs. In order to make a bigger impact with our local and regional schools, we would like to invite interested folks to join our new volunteer program. We will begin training volunteers to help us present these new programs to school groups throughout the year.
EJF is hosting our first Volunteer Docent training workshops at the Wall Center for Archaeological Research (220 New Street, Morganton) on Saturday, February 8, from 1:30 to 4:00 pm and on Saturday, February 22 from 9:30 am – noon. David Moore and Abra Johgart will lead the workshops where participants will learn how to present the new programs to different aged school groups. In addition, qualified volunteers will ultimately be able to give tours and programs at the Catawba Meadows Living History Village and at the Berry site. No experience is necessary, just a desire to help young people learn about our important local history.
Questions may be directed to Dr. David Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookings are closed for this event.