News By Readers
Pint-sized explorers, budding artists and junior archaeologists gather for Archaeology Fair
By Amy Sandling Crawford
On Saturday, October 20, Plano's Bob Woodruff Park was filled with pint-sized explorers, budding artists and junior archaeologists...all visiting the park for this year's Archaeology Fair, an event sponsored by The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., GeoMarine, Inc., and the City of Plano Parks and Recreation Department.
"This free event is always great fun for all involved. Children, parents, grandparents, volunteers and educators enjoyed a day full of unique learning opportunities," said Plano Conservancy Co-Director Maggie Sprague of Plano. "This event is a wonderful learning experience and features fun for the whole family."
The fair featured a variety of activities and exhibits including rock painting, corn husk doll creation, face panting, a petroglyph site, a pictograph wall, an atlatl throw, an educational creek walk and more. Guests also participated in hands-on excavation activities.
"Our guests had the opportunity to participate in hands-on excavation, enjoy the Native American Bearclaw singers and dancers, see a variety of exhibits and demonstrations and much more," Sprague added.
About the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation
The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., a Texas corporation 501 (c)(3) non-profit, is an organization dedicated to promote civic pride in the past, to increase preservation awareness through education and public outreach, and to provide financial assistance to protect and preserve our heritage resources for this and future generations. For more information, please visit www.planoconservancy.org or call 972-941-2117.
Copyright © 2013 - Star Local News