Friday, January 22, 2016

Grants Offered to Support Student Field Trips

The Oregon Archaeological Society (OAS) is pleased to announce that it has established a new program to provide grants to help expose public school students (grades 3-12) to archaeologically or historically important locations, resources, or experiences in the Pacific Northwest or to special archaeology-themed exhibits in the region. In 2014 OAS informally helped send over 100 students from Portland schools on exciting trips to places like Columbia Hills State Park (Native American rock art), the Portland Art Museum (archaeological collection) and the Lelooska Foundation Living History Program. This is a tremendous way to stimulate an interest in archaeology and the cultures that surround us here in the Pacific Northwest. This announcement formalizes the grant program and process. Teachers will find a great webpage full of ideas for possible trips at Teachers are also encouraged to submit their own ideas for field trips. Interested parties can learn more about the program and download the grant application form at the OAS website ( OAS has also set up a special email address ( for questions.

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