Ask An Archeologist!

by  Midwest Archeological Center - NPS

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an archeologist? Why not go straight to the source? In this program professional archeologists from the Midwest Archeological Center share what their jobs are like, discuss career pathways, and answer all your questions! This program is interactive and works best when participants have thought of questions to ask in advance.

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About This Program


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30-45 minutes (adjustable)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Please request this program at least 2 weeks in advance and allow for a technology check at least 24 hours before the program is scheduled. MWAC is available for programming Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm CST.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify MWAC content providers within 24 hours of a scheduled program in order to cancel or reschedule. There is no cancellation fee.

About This Provider

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Midwest Archeological Center - NPS

Lincoln, NE
United States

The Midwest Archeological Center (MWAC) provides leadership in archeological
resource management. MWAC uses archeological expertise and innovative research
methods to support the National Park Service and partners in documenting, investigating, and preserving cultural resources, data, and collections, with the goal of sharing this information with the public to advance our understanding of history and
human behavior.

Rebecca Wiewel
(402) 437-5392

Program Details


1. This program begins with a brief introduction to the National Park Service and the Midwest Archeological Center.
2. We will then discuss the roles of different staff members at the Midwest Archeological Center and the range of careers in archeology.
3. Presenters will share their career paths and personal experiences and discuss necessary education and training and job prospects within the field.
4. There will be time for Q&A throughout the program and at the end.


Participants will be able to achieve the following objectives:
- understand the mission of the National Park Service and the Midwest Archeological Center.
- explore the types of work archeologists do.
- engage with a professional archeologist.
- develop an appreciation for the importance of archeology, why we do it, and how it benefits the public.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

This program fulfills portions of the following standards from the National Council for the Social Studies:
-NCSS SS.2 Time, Continuity, and Change
-NCSS SS.8 Science, Technology, and Society