The Green Mountain National Forest in Rutland County will host the "Relics and Ruins" field school this summer for students grade 5 through 9, July 7-17.
"The program uses archeology, art, science and historical research at a Native American site," said U.S. Forest Service Archeologist Dave Lacy.
Lacy explained students will excavate a prehistoric site around Little Rock Pond and explore the aquatic ecosystem and wildlife of the area. Activities will include Abenaki studies, flint-knapping, birch basket making, environmental studies and scientific explorations of the surrounding region.
"Relics and Ruins" won the U.S. Forest Service's 2000 Interpreter of the Year and 1999 Windows on the Past National Award for Excellence. The cost of the field school is $459 for the two-week course and financial scholarships are available.
"Relics and Ruins" is a partnership between the Green Mountain National Forest, The Hayes Foundation and The Vermont Archaeological Society, with additional assistance from The Green Mountain Club.
For more information please contact camp director Debra Gardner-Baasch at 446-7004 or DebraGB@gmail.com or visit the USDA website at: www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/greenmountain/index.htm.