One season just wasn't enough and the 'Dirty Weekend' of archaeology for teachers is on again for 2018!
Have you ever wanted to participate in a genuine archaeological excavation, but never thought you would have the opportunity? For those who dream of getting their hands dirty, a joint project between Flinders University and the University of Tasmania will give you the opportunity to get in the trenches with real archaeologists and help uncover Australia's material culture history. The Dirty Weekend of Archaeology for teachers will be held at Willow Court, New Norfolk, Tasmania from 9th - 12th February 2018. There are 8 places allocated for in-service teachers! The first step is to fill in the Expression of Interest form at:
After completing this, a link to pay a $600 Professional Learning Fee (PLF) will be emailed to you so you can arrange electronic payment. This will secure your place on the team. Once we have confirmed your place in the program and you have paid your fee it will not be refundable. The PLF will cover:
• Preparatory video lectures and site orientation. • Information booklet and suggestions for classroom activities. • On-site instruction and supervision from archaeologists and team leaders. • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. • All excavation equipment. • Certificate of Completion from the University of Tasmania as evidence of your participation in Professional Learning. The Dirty Weekend of Archaeology at Willow Court is an amazing opportunity for teachers to learn practical archaeological skills, more about Australian history, and how to translate this learning into classroom activities to engage students. The full 2018 brochure about the project can be found below.
Alternatively, a PDF version of the brochure can be downloaded here.
2017 field season
Here are some photographs from the 2017 field season.