Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Center recently held its first teacher workshop of the year. FPAN partnered with National Park Service staff at Cumberland Island National Seashore to create a unique opportunity for teachers from Florida and Georgia. A welcome committee of wild horses greeted us as we unpacked workshop materials from the ferry.

The Center was excited to offer Project Archaeology training using a new curriculum book for third through fifth grades. Investigating Shelter teaches principles of archaeology with hands-on activities and real site examples. The lessons meet standards for science, social studies, math, and language arts. Attendees also enjoyed two rare opportunities. Saturday morning an NPS ranger demonstrated how tabby is made. On Sunday, the group visited standing chimneys from the Stafford slave cabins.

If you are interested in summer teacher workshops, you have not missed your chance. The Center is offering three more workshops this summer. Check our website for details.

Teachers sort and organize "Doohicky" kits to practice classification:

Workshop materials and luggage before loading up for the hour long ferry ride to the remote island:

Teacher's were treated to a slake lime and tabby demonstration! Watched it sizzle!

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