Archaeology as Applied Learning Educational Program - Covid-19

Due to the increasing risks that travel poses to remote communities during the Covid-19 health crisis, we have postponed our plans for our camp programs in summer 2020. We will be monitoring the situation closely, and will post updates here should the situation change.

Archaeology as Applied Learning Educational Program - Updated Feb 2020

Our 2019 pilot camp program in Igloolik, Nunavut was a great success! We are happy to see our first initiative take off so well, thank you to all the children and parents who participated in the program, and to the Igloolik Hunters and Trappers Association, Inuit Heritage Trust, and the community, for support of our program.

The 2019 Archaeology Camp Leads (from right to left): Kyle Forsythe, Samantha Walker, Francois P. Levasseur, Marcus Pauls

Time capsule exercise with Samantha Walker

Flintknapping with Kyle Forsythe

Mock archaeological dig, courtesy of Inuiit Heritage Trust

Making slate ulu replicas!

 

 

Archaeology as Applied Learning Educational Program - Seeking Support for June 2019

As our first initiative, we are currently seeking funding and volunteers to aid in our pilot after-school archaeology program for high school students. The pilot program will take place summer 2019 in Igloolik, Nunavut. We hope to use archaeological activities as learning tools to support the core high school curriculum, as well as to foster cultural stewardship and interest in Nunavut's deeply rich cultural history.

 

We are also seeking support in this program through donations of old smartphones and tablets, which we will use to create virtual reality learning devices. These devices will allow us to walk students through archaeological sites and fieldwork processes.

If you are interested in donating a device, please clear the device of all personal data and apps and ensure that the device is no longer registered to your name, and mail to:

Samantha Walker
Peterson Hall Room 12
McTavish Street
Montreal, QC, Canada,
H3A 1X9