Education Opportunities for the Whole Family

Join us on our next "Dig Weekend" - Dec 5th-6th. This is your chance to get involved. Check out our growing history pages where we provide individual profiles, historical photos, site timelines and references..




Program developer and administrator:
Dr. Adella Schroth

Email Dr. Adella Schroth

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Calico Activity Form - Google Doc Link

Calico Activity Form - Word Format

Calico Activity Form - PDF Format




Did you want to volunteer for any of our dig activities? Follow the link to our Volunteer Questionnaire page.

Required Volunteer Questionnaire Link
School Tour Facts

Scheduling of school tours must be made a month in advance, all others - 1 week in advance.
Leave message at 951-505-9217 SCHOOL TOURS

Time: Starts anytime after 9 AM up to 1 PM
Site closed to tours at 3:00 PM

Cost: $10 a head (students, parents, and teachers)


Benefits:
intro lecture
self guided tour
hands on: tool table - learn how to identify artifacts
Excavate in mock pits
Photograph and fill out level forms to take home
if time permits:
Flint knapping demonstration
Atlatl toss
Rabbit stick toss


Bring:
snacks and water
shoes with covered toes
long pants
hat
jacket
sun screen


Provided by Calico:
tools for digging
forms to fill out
picnic tables are available


Desert Art Day

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Cost: $15/person

Benefits:
learn how to paint prehistoric tools and nature with acrylics

Bring:
snacks and water
(If planning on hiking)
shoes with covered toes
long pants
hat
jacket
sun screen

Provided by Calico:
all paint material and tools are provided
picnic tables are available
water, soda and chips available for a fee


Family Hike and Dig Day

time: 9 am - 3 pm

Cost: $10 per person, young or old. No children under 5 permitted (5 or older)

Benefits:
intro lecture
self guided tour
hands on: tool table - learn how to identify artifacts
Excavate in mock pits
Photograph and fill out level forms to take home
Flint knapping demonstration
Learn flint knapping for adult only
Atlatl toss
Rabbit stick toss

Bring:
snacks and water
shoes with covered toes
long pants
hat
jacket
sun screen

Provided by Calico:
tools for digging
forms to fill out
picnic tables are available
water, soda and chips available for a fee

Knap-in at Calico

Where Dr. Leakey and Don Crabtree made tools
Hosted by Adella Schroth

time: for camping (Friday through Sunday)

Cost: $5 a night per person

Benefits:
Knap to your hearts content
bring your own table for displays/sales
(Calico will not be responsible for lost/stolen items so you might want to bring a partner with you.)

Bring:
your own tools
your own rock for knapping
table for display and sales
food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if camping out
snacks and water
shoes with covered toes
long pants
hat
jacket
sun screen

Provided by Calico: a campfire at night (bring your guitars, flutes, etc.) picnic table are available BBQ grills at the campground (wood is available but if you want charcoal, bring it) chips/coffee/water/soda available for a fee


Bring Your Camera Day

Time: 10 am to noon, 1 - 3 pm

Cost: $15 per camera

Benefits:
expert photographer to give lecture in the morning
How to photograph nature (the wild flowers will be out)
Tips to photographing in a natural setting

Bring:
snacks and water
shoes with covered toes
long pants
hat
jacket
sun screen

Provided by Calico:
prehistoric tools for photographing
picnic tables are available
water, soda and chips available for a fee

Group Activity Forms on "Visit Page"




You can help support our efforts at Calico Early Man Site,
use the GoFundMe link.

Friends of Calico Early Man Site, Inc.
270 E Virginia Way
Barstow, CA 92312
(760) 256-5452

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