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BLM Nevada News
ELY FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-046
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, Aug 8, 2007
CONTACT: Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov
 
 
Project Archaeology the Focus of Great Basin Teacher Annual Workshop
 
Project Archaeology was the main topic of the Great Basin Teachers’ 2007 Workshop, which was hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely Field Office July 22-26. 
 
Project Archaeology has been a component of on-going public education efforts by the BLM for almost 20 years. The program depends on a working partnership of trained teachers and professional archaeologists who, together, train teachers about the basics of archaeological study, as well as ethics, contemporary issues, and the importance of preserving archaeological resources on public lands and elsewhere. Teachers obtain credit from cooperating universities. Teachers then carry the topic in to the class room. 
 
The workshop is an annual event where teachers obtain continuing instruction to maintain and expand their teaching credentials by obtaining in-service or graduate credits. Workshop themes vary from year to year and cover topics such as ecological education (including the Great Basin plants and animals, the role of fire, etc.), recreation, and (this year) Project Archaeology.
 
To find out more information about next year’s program The Physical Great Basin …. Rock, Fire and Water, will take place July 2008. Please contact Martha Braddock, Ely Field Office, Great Basin Teacher Workshop Coordinator at 775.289.1802, or email at martha_braddock@nv.blm.gov for more information.
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Last updated: 08-03-2007