Underground Explorers

Location: Grant Park - LOS ALTOS
Dates: Monday, July 6, 2020 -
Friday, July 10, 2020 details
Grades: Gr 2 - Gr 7
Section #: GPLA084
Registration closes: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Contact City of Los Altos for pricing.


Contact City of Los Altos for pricing.
Name: City of Los Altos
Phone: (650) 947-2700


Dig up the ancient past and solve real-life mysteries! Learn about archaeology and the techniques scientists use to excavate long lost cities! Discover ancient civilizations and the tools and artifacts they used in everyday life! Study bone fragments, pottery shards, amber deposits, and fossils; understand what they can tell us about history! Make and take-home projects each day, like a fossil reproduction, an amber time capsule, coins from around the world!

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Ancient Artifacts
We unravel time! We discover how to date objects,using techniques like carbon dating and stratigraphy. We use a metal detector to find buried coins,and then restore them to their former glory, and figure out where they came from!
Buried Stories
We study ancient civilizations! We learn about Pompeii and recreate the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We discover how certain conditions can preserve objects and help us better understand ancient cultures and historical events.
Can You Dig It?
We examine bones! We use our observational skills to piece together the puzzle and figure out what kind of animal we’re examining. We learn about bone shape, function, and placement. We get to take home bones, so we can practice putting them together.
History Hunters
We dig for dinosaurs! We put on our paleontology hats and go looking for historical treasure! We learn the ins-and-outs of a paleontological dig and create our own 3D fossils.
Pieces of Our Past
We investigate artifacts! We learn about patterns of wear, and hypothesize about the use of unfamiliar items. We get to decorate a clay pot, and use the pattern to help us reconstruct fragments of a broken pot.


Monday, July 6, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, July 9, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, July 10, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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