These two-hour programs are ideal for third and fourth grade students, but youth of all ages will enjoy the programs and are welcome to register. All programs are held on Wednesdays and are $5 per attendee. Click on the appropriate date below register.
How Did They Make That?
What did the people in 1775 (Indigenous and Spanish) use to build their homes and make their tools? Participants will learn about the Sonoran environment and how it affects the world we live in. Activities will focus on sustainable living practices that are being re-learned today and may include:
**Making adobe bricks
**Cochineal use and harvesting
**Native gardening techniques
**Learn to harvest and use nopales (prickly pear)
Participants will travel back in time to 400 C.E. to experience the daily life of the Hohokam. Visit an excavated Early Agricultural period pit house and engage in some of the following activities:
**using an atl-atl or early drill
**making a utilitarian basket or pot.
This workshop starts start with a visit to the Museum’s excavated Early Agricultural period pit house. Participants will then identify and learn about specific artifacts found in recent archaeological excavations of downtown Tucson. Field mapping supplies will also be provided for participants to document what they have found and figure out what was going on in that area.