Archaeology for Kids

Kids—Learn about Archaeology and Participate in an Actual Dig at Historic Yellow Springs! Join the fun on August 13-17, at the Historic Yellow Springs Archaeology Dig for Kids, for ages 8 to 16 years, in Chester Springs, Chester County, Pennsylvania. What treasures can you unearth at an archaeology dig? Here at Historic Yellow Springs (HYS) we have discovered projectile points used by Native Americans, paint brushes used by artists in decades past, oyster shells from when HYS was a resort, and marbles from when it hosted an orphanage. Last year we found a toy trolley car. A professional archaeologist will coordinate the dig and train the children in how to survey the site, excavate and sift soil to uncover artifacts, track daily progress, map discoveries and record findings All archaeological findings are documented and become art of the historic record at HYS. This popular hands-on summer dig allows kids to learn about local history while studying the process of archaeology. Kids research and explore local history as they follow clues left by the artifacts to identify the object, how it was used and by whom. They learn about past human lifestyles and events, and discover how and why they have changed. Information recovered from the dig plays an important part in reconstructing local history. There are just a few spots left (for children 8–16 years). Classes begin on Monday, August 13th. Questions? Email Cher Pizzi, HYS Studio Program Manager, cpizzi@yellowsprings.org. Learn more and Register >...

2017 SUMMER KIDS HALF-DAY CAMPS

  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR HYS’ SUMMER HALF-DAY KIDS CAMP!  Register online at:  http://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/camps/  We encourage you to register NOW as these camps fill quickly and you don’t want your children to miss out on the opportunity to explore and play in art and clay at Yellow Springs. Kids have fun exploring the weekly themes – creating with paint, pencils, paper, mixed media and clay!  HYS offers four weeks of Creative Art and Clay Half-Day Camps for children 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 12 years. Drop-off and pick-up for all kids is at the Lincoln Building. Week 1:  June 26 – June 30 – Ocean Wonders Explore the wonders of the ocean to create sea life underwater Week 2:  July 10 – July 14 – Wide World of Animals Animals from around the world and local too-build a clay birdhouse Week 3:  July 17 – July 21 – Music Makers Learn about art-inspired music; build a natural passion for music and art Week 4:  July 24 – July 28 – Nature Explorers Explore native plants, learn about wildlife, create art to enjoy the beauty of nature All classes are $165 for members; $185 for Non-members (includes materials) REGISTER NOW AND WATCH AS YOUR CHILDREN HAVE FUN WITH ART AND CLAY!  Check our website for full details:  www.yellowsprimgs.org/classes-workshops/camps/.  Contact Cher Pizzi, Studio Program Manager, at cpizzi@yellowsprings.org or call 610 827-7414 Ext. 16 with questions. KIDS’ ARCHAEOLOGY DIG – August 14 – 18 The popular archaeology dig – TREASURE HUNTERS – at Historic Yellow Springs will be offered August 14  – 18.  We begin our day at 9...