– The El Paso Museum of Archaeology offers a variety of educational resources for
teachers, students, and the public. Docent-led tours are available to groups
upon request to aid in the understanding of the exhibits.
Museum in a Box
– This outreach program is designed to bring aspects of the museum and
local archaeology into the classroom. Museum staff members and volunteers
present a short course on local archaeology. Artifacts and other visual aids
illustrate the presentation.
Digging into Archaeology
– This museum publication is a teachers' guide designed to help teachers
bring archaeology into the classroom. It includes descriptions of what
archaeology is, what archaeologists do, several activities for the classroom,
and a brief summary of the prehistory of the El Paso region. This teachers'
guide is free of charge and available upon request. Kits containing certain
artifacts can also be obtained from the Museum upon request to use during the
activities outlined in the guide.
– College students can receive museum experience and course credit
through the Museum's Internship Program in conjunction with both UTEP and NMSU.
This internship can take on a variety of forms, including projects in exhibit
creation, collections management, or research in a single area of the Museum's
Collections culminating in a research paper.
The Museum Lecture Series
– The Museum hosts lectures on a wide range of archaeological interests
and fields of study. Guest scholars from universities, museums, and other
institutions present these lectures sharing their knowledge and experience with
the public. All lectures are free to the public.
Archaeology Day Camp
– A four-day program designed to educate participants about the science
of archaeology, its tools, the prehistory of the Americas from the Ice Age to
European contact, and with the prehistory of the El Paso region in particular.
This program is also designed to develop greater understanding between the
community and the Indian populations that live near us.