Registration for the 2013–2014 Urban School Progeam Field Trips has closed.
Students will learn about the different cultures that used the Presidio by visiting several archeological sites and thinking about the trash these people left behind.
As students participate in hands-on activities in the Presidio Archeology Lab, they learn how archeologists uncover the past by studying artifacts recovered from the Crissy Field landfill. Students explore decomposition in miniature landfills, consider the impact of their own garbage on the environment, and discuss alternatives for reducing waste.
This program is available on Wednesdays.
The experience culminates with using recycled materials to create journals in which they can reflect on their park visit.
This program is co-sponsored by the Presidio Archeology Lab, a partnership of the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service.
3 hours, Grades 4, 5, 6.