Jul 24 2024


9:15 am - 1:30 pm

Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm | Buttonwood Nature Center, Waynesboro

Wednesday July 24th, 2024 * 9:15 AM – 1:30 PM
Exploring the secrets of a 200-year-old homestead and how its environment influenced early settlers is the focus of a new program offered by Buttonwood Nature Center, home of The Institute.
Presented in partnership with Little Antietam Creek, Inc. (LACI), “Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm,” is one of Buttonwood’s series of Discover programs for students in grades 5–12 (ages 10 to 17).
Enrollment limited to 20.
For more information, email
Students will join Buttonwood/Institute educators and LACI archaeologists to “dig into the past” at the historic Stoner Farm, an active, working archaeological site in Waynesboro.
With archaeologist Scott Parker, students will learn the why, what, and how of archaeology, including how artifacts are processed and what they can tell us about how the Stoners lived.
Hands-on activities include digging and working with artifacts, testing the properties of limestone and soil, looking for new dig sites using remote sensing, and learning how limestone is cut, and mortar is made. 
Educators Pam Rowland, Bruce Rowland, and Beth Skroban will explore the history, geography, and environment of the farm. Students will discover why the Stoners built in this spot, and how they used the natural resources around them (soil, trees, rocks, water, and vegetation).
In addition, they will examine the rock used to construct the buildings on the property.
The program fee is $20 for members of Buttonwood Nature Center/The Institute and $25 for the general public—to be confirmed. 
Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, July 17.  Register Here

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