Workshops for Community Groups
EJF staff offer a variety of workshops to introduce the public to a wide variety of specialized archaeology, heritage, and stewardship topics. Please select a workshop topic and complete the request form below.
Berry Site Experience Workshop: Full day workshop exploring the story and science of the Berry Site and Joara/Fort San Juan. Sample workshop experience includes: Berry Site tour, field work, visit to the Catawba Meadows Living History Village, intro to archaeology lab work, Berry Site artifact processing, and (after March 18, 2017) visit to brand new Unearthing Our Forgotten Past Fort San Juan exhibit.
Educator Workshop: Designed for teacher, camp and after school directors, park rangers and volunteers, scout leaders, homeschool educators, and anyone who reaches out to our youth. This part day to full day workshop includes an introduction to Archaeology and lesson plans to bring archaeology into your classroom.
Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter: This full day workshop comes from an established national heritage program for educators and their students in which archaeological inquiry is used to foster understanding of culture; improve social studies, science, and literacy education; and enhance citizenship education to help preserve our archaeological legacy. This is a nationally renowned program, endorsed by the National Council for Social Studies and is geared towards educators teaching 3rd– 5th graders.
Cemetery Resources Protection Training (CRPT): This full day workshop teaches taphophiles (cemetery enthusiasts), descendants, congregations, historical organizations, and local government employees how to asses, protect, record, and clean our local and family cemeteries. Participants will be armed with the know how to record and care for these fascinating places, and know the laws and regulations that guide and protect them and their work.
Don’t see a topic covered, but have a group interested in hosting one? Please email EJF Staff Archaeologist, Melissa Timo, or call 828-764-1147).
Become a Member
- - Free or reduced access to special events
- - Member Days and special tour days at the Berry Site
- - Hands-on archaeology labs at the Wall Center
- - Community Days at the Catawba Meadows Living History Center
- - Academic presentations by experts in the field