Archaeology Month Volunteers and Participants
Make Archaeology Month a Statewide celebration by having an event or activity in your county that highlights the fascinating things we learn from archaeology. Download this flier for more information.
- Ask your City Council or County Board of Supervisors (or both) to recognize Ocotber of each year as California Archaeology Month as part of a statewide effort to encourage respect, appreciation and a better understanding of California’s diverse cultural heritage. Annmarie can provide a draft of a mini-speech for you to present, and a draft resolution that you can provide to the board. Present each council or board member with a poster. To avoid duplicate efforts in one county, please tell Annmarie if you plan to talk to your city or county administrators.
- CRM firms are encouraged to have an open house or create a display from recent work that can be placed in a public area.
- Arrange a talk at a public forum in your town; give a show–and–tell at a local school.
- Create a display for a local library, school, a mall, town hall or other public forum. Is the poster you created for the SCA poster session — this year or last — usable?
- Organize an essay contest (for example, “Why is knowledge about the past important to us now?”) or create a bookmark contest at local schools, focused on archaeology. Possible prizes: cash; a book about archaeology; tickets to a museum (ask a museum to donate them); something the school suggests (tickets to homecoming? Prom?). Consider allowing a winner to visit a site where you are working.
- Contact a local museum and volunteer to help with a display.
- Help your local library display archaeology or California Heritage books.
- Work with a local organization like Girl or Boy Scouts to do something like the above projects.
- Please put any on–going events (visiting Speaker’s, open–houses) on the SCA Archaeology Month Calendar. Contact Annemarie Cox to put an event on the Archaeology Month Calendar.
- Get the event listed in the local newspaper calendar, and the public radio and TV calendars.
- Write an article for the local newspaper.
Report Your Volunteer Hours!
Complete the Archaeology Month Public Outreach Information Form. This will help the SCA track the amount of time spent on outreach efforts by members and also helps meet in-kind requirements for federal grants the SCA receives for Archaeology Month activities.