Education

Connecting to Our Shared Past

Public outreach to learners of all ages is an important part of Shumla’s work. The cultural resources of the Lower Pecos are at risk from a host of dangers including vandalism, flooding and weathering.

With rock art at many sites deteriorating at an alarming rate, there has never been a greater need to engage the public in its study and preservation through increased awareness and education at all levels.

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Shumla educates in many ways:

  • Shumla Scholars — Our high school STEM program in partnership with Comstock ISD gives students experience with very high-tech scientific instruments and methods, as well as, offering lessons in deductive reasoning, project management, and teamwork.
  • College Internships — Our multidisciplinary internship program for college students studying archaeology, anthropology, studio art, art history, chemistry and other disciplines.
  • Community Outreach and Stewardship — Our efforts to educate those in our community about the treasures that rest in their backyard and how to protect them.
  • Scientific Presentations and Publications — Our presentations at scientific conferences and publications in scientific journals ensure that our methods and findings are available for peer review and continual improvement.
  • Public Presentations — Our presentations at avocational archaeological societies, museums and other public venues allow us to share our amazing discoveries and the complex beauty of the art with public.
  • K-12 Curriculum — Coming soon to the website, we will be posting projects that teachers can use to educate students on ancient lifeways and the art of the Lower Pecos.

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