The Center hosts spring break and summer day archaeology camps for kids at the Legacy Plaza Museum Annex. These camps give school children the opportunity to learn about Central Texas prehistory through guided interactive activities such as flint knapping and archaeological excavation at a dig site located behind the Annex. An on-site hearth and bedrock mortar will provide hands-on experiences for kids to learn about ancient plant processing and cooking technologies.
The Center is creating a teacher training facility equipped with a computer bank, wireless networking hookups and filming equipment at the Legacy Plaza Museum Annex to share effective teaching strategies and techniques. Classroom enrichment activities exploring and presenting the various interrelated concepts and practice skills specified in the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills state-mandated curriculum guidelines are also being developed for email distribution to public school teachers.
Scholar in Residence Program
The Scholar in Residence Program provides research and training opportunities for students and faculty in archaeology, botany and related fields through partnerships with colleges and universities. Visiting scholars are offered the opportunity to stay at the Legacy Plaza Museum Annex during their residency.
Thousands of archaeological and native plant collection sites are scattered across the rural Mills County area. However, because most of these sites are located on private ranches, they are inaccessible to the public. Through partnerships with over 100 landowners in the region, the Center conducts guided tours of archaeological and native plant collection sites for visitors of all ages.