February 23, 2021
In the spring of 2020, the Akron\Kent Society received a Society Outreach Grant for a digital education program called Arch-KID-ology designed to introduce students in grades 3-8 to experimental archaeology. This March, Dr. Metin Eren and Dr. Michelle Bebber, two experts in experimental archaeology at Kent State University, will lead the one-hour live streamed class.
The Akron/Kent Society shared this statement regarding the program, “Experimental Archaeology Live Stream: Our educational program is designed to introduce middle school and elementary students to the excitement of experimental archaeology! We will be “live streaming” a virtual tour of the Kent State University experimental archaeology lab while doing demonstrations of pottery making, flintknapping, and metal forging. The live stream will include a segment of time in which students will be given an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Eren and Dr. Bebber, both while they are working (via text) or afterwards during a “talk-back” session. It is our opinion that this kind of interactive approach will engage many students who will enjoy the chance to meet the experts and interact with them in real time.”
For more information regarding Arch-KID-ology, visit the Akron/Kent Society Facebook page.
For more information on the Society Outreach Grant and details on how to apply, click here.