Many thanks to an anonymous donor to the Friends of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site whose generosity allowed us to support the 2017 Kids Dig! program at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
The funds pay for an intern from Washington State University Vancouver and Portland State University's archeology program to educate the children about archaeology with a real, hands on experience of the work of archaeology. Through the Kids Dig! children from ages 8 through 12 years are introduced to the fascinating world of archaeology at one of the Northwest's most famous archaeological sites. The young archeologists excavate a mock site with the help of the student archaeologist interns, and discover what can be learned about the past from artifacts buried under our feet.
Kids Dig! programs took place on July 1, July 8, and July 22, 2017 at 10:30 am and 2 pm, inside the reconstructed Fort Vancouver.
Image used courtesy of NPS.