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Learn hands-on what it takes to be an archaeologist!

This free STEM-based camp, generously funded by Alliant Energy, was originally to be offered to students in grades 3 through 5 in May of 2020. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the in-person camps were canceled and this online version was produced.


Watch a series of 6 videos, appx. 45 minutes total. ​Students may do the hands-on activities right along with the videos! The curriculum guide helps you prepare the materials.

Watch the trailer

Join us at camp!

Refer to the curriculum guide to set up your materials at home or school for each segment. Then watch each video installment in order. Let's go to camp!

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VIDEO #1: Introduction to Archaeology (13:22)

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VIDEO #3: Field Work (5:49)

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VIDEO #5: Activity Stations (6:53)

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VIDEO #2: Preparing to Excavate (11:30)

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VIDEO #6: Wrapping it Up (4:42)

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VIDEO #4: Lab Work, Reports, & Exhibits (3:06)

Curriculum Guide

The curriculum guide includes Wisconsin Educational Standards, lesson plans, materials lists, handouts, activity station guides, educator resource ideas, and more!

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Participate in a real archaeological dig at the Historic Indian Agency House 

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Archaeology Kids' Camp

Sponsored by:

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