Join us for a tour of Mission Garden, Tucson’s living agricultural museum at the base of “A” Mountain (Sentinel Peak). Mission Garden aims to keep alive the archaeology and agricultural history of one of the oldest villages in the American Southwest. After the tour we will be planting agave by constructing terrace gardens as local indigenous peoples did long ago. We will also continue working with agave by constructing roasting pits. Let’s bring together this year’s Linking Hispanic Heritage Through Archaeology group and reunite with past year’s groups. Friends and family are welcome as are all high school students and teachers who may want to partake in LHHTA 2017!
Our time at Mission Garden will give past LHHTA participants to continue working outdoors in the community and will provide interested high school students and teachers a taste of LHHTA for the upcoming year. Linking Hispanic Heritage Through Archaeology (LHHTA) is a program that connects Hispanic youth to their cultural history using regional archaeology as a bridge. LHHTA offers students and teachers the opportunity for hands-on, behind-the-scenes archaeological experiences in the field, in University laboratories, and at regional National Parks. All participants receive an iPad mini to document and share their experiences. LHHTA is a partnership program between the National Park Service, the University of Arizona and the Environmental Education Exchange, and is funded by National Park Service’s Washington Office of Cultural Resources Stewardship and Sciences Program and by Western National Parks Association. Please be sure to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, a hat, and light clothing that will protect you from the sun. Also bring with you sunscreen and a refillable water bottle. We will provide snacks and water. After our work we will be commencing under the main ramada for a BYO lunch picnic to share our LHHTA experiences past, present, and ideas for the future!
Friday, July 22, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
929 W. Mission Lane , Tucson, AZ