Sponsored Events 2017

Kumeyaay Community College class: Kumeyaay Language I

For info or to register contact:

Sycuan Cultural Department: 619- 445-6917 or lring@sycuan-nsn.gov

Sycuan Cultural Department
910 Willow Glen Drive
El Cajon, CA 92019

http://www.kumeyaaycommunitycollege.com/classes.htm

Classes run from June 12th – August 3rd.

Non-credit classes cost $69.00 (payment due at registration)

Class for College Credit is extra through Cuyamaca College

Students must register with Cuyamaca College for credit:

WebAdvisor https://wa.gcccd.edu

Cuyamaca.Admissions@gcccd.edu

or call: (619) 660-4275, fax (619) 660-4575

Kumeyaay Community College class: Kumeyaay Tool

Location: KCC at Sycuan Cultural Center
When: Mondays 5:30pm-8:00pm

Come learn to make traditiona Kumeyaay Tools

For more information use link below:

http://www.kumeyaaycommunitycollege.com/classes.htm

Kumeyaay Community College Class: Kumeyaay Pottery

Location: KCC Sycuan Cultural Center
Instructor: Martha Rodriguez
When: Tuesday 5:00pm-7:30pm

Come Learn to make traditional Kumeyaay Pottery

Starting June 13, 2017

For more information use link below:

http://www.kumeyaaycommunitycollege.com/classes.htm

Annual Archaeology Center BBQ
Save the Date – Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location: San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027-7001. For more information call this phone number: 760-291-0370
 
14th Annual Archaeology Weekend – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center
Borrego Springs, California, March 25-26, 2017 (starting at 9a.m. each day), Free Admission
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Events – Visitor Center
9:00am-4:30pm Silent Auction at the Begole Archaeological Research Center. Bidding closes at 4:30 pm. Winning bids announced at 5:00 pm. (Winners need not be present) Funds raised are used to help preserve and protect the Park’s cultural resources.
9:30am-4pm Guided Tours of the Archaeology Lab & Silent Auction. Conducted by Colorado Desert Archaeology Society volunteers. Groups depart from the Visitor Center front door approximately every half hour.
10:00am-4:00pm Native American Basket and Pottery Display. (Craft items for sale)
Pottery Making Demonstration and Kids’ Activities – Includes clay grinding with paddle and anvil construction techniques. By CDAS Archaeology volunteers. (Clay will be available for spectator participation)
Demonstration Table on Uses of Native Plants for Food, Medicine and Construction by the Kumeyaay Tribes of San Diego County & Baja California. By Suzanne Emery.
Pictograph Stories – Students of all ages will look at pictographs and then try to decode the pictograph story. They will then create their own story on a rock to take home. By Ranger LuAnn.
4:00pm-5:00pm Free Ice Cream Social – Ice cream sundaes and root beer floats at the Begole Archaeological Research Center.
 
Presentations – Discovery Room
10:00am – 11:00am The Genesis of the Colorado Desert Archaeological Society. The concept of a volunteer archaeology society modeled after the Anza Borrego Desert Paleontology Society came to fruition in the spring of 1996–21 years ago when California State Parks’ first volunteer archaeological technicians were certified and began surveying and documenting the rich cultural landscape of the Anza Borrego Desert. By Rae Schwaderer – Associate State Archaeologist, Monterey District
11:00am- 12:00pm We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You! How Colorado Desert Archaeology society’ volunteers made 21 years of projects happen. Join retired Colorado Desert District Archaeologist Joan Schneider for a whirlwind tour of the archaeological projects, large and small, made possible by the many, many hours and considerable skills of our trained volunteers from 2001 – 2011+
1:00pm – 2:00pmActivities in support of the Park’s Cultural Resources mission by Volunteers of the Colorado Desert Archaeology Society. Site Stewardship Program by Carol Black, Use of UAV Photography to Record Archaeological Sites by Chuck Bennett, and Cultural Features and Artifact Images by Sam Webb
2:00pm – 3:00pm Colorado Desert Archaeology Society: Carrying the Past into the Future. In CDAS’ future we anticipate a recommitment the values of stewardship, field, lab and data support. We also anticipate growing as true Citizen Scientists by formulating research questions, developing hypotheses, testing theories, and describing results. In this way we place ourselves as participants in the future of CDD archaeology. By Robin Connors – Associate State Archaeologist, Colorado Desert District
3:00pm– 4:00pm Adapting Indian Ways to Survive and Thrive. Marshal and Tanya South lived 17 years on a remote mountaintop in Blair Valley after the Great Depression. They adapted a lifestyle based on their knowledge and interpretation of Indian lifeways, romanticizing the experience for their Desert Magazine readers. A Pre-Field Trip Presentation. By Diana Lindsay – an award-winning author and historian
 
Day Two
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Events – Visitor Center
9:00am–12:00pm Native American Basket and Pottery Display. (Craft items for sale)
9:30-12:00pm Guided Tours of the Archaeology Lab. Groups depart Visitor Center front door approximately every half hour.
10:00am-12:00pm Pottery Making Demonstration – Includes clay grinding with paddle and anvil construction techniques. By CDAS Archaeology volunteers. (Clay will be available for spectator participation)
Demonstration Table on Uses of Native Plants for Food, Medicine & Construction by the Kumeyaay Tribes of San Diego County & Baja California. By Suzanne Emery.
 
Presentations – Discovery Room
10:00am-11:00am From a Ranger’s Point of View: Working Together Towards Protecting our Cultural Heritages- A Historical Perspective. By Ranger Steve Bier (This program is especially for KIDS & their parents)
11:00am-12:00pm A 21-Year Overview of Colorado Desert Archaeology Society Volunteer Work in Support of the Park’s Cultural Resource Management Plan, with posters, photos, and displays. By CDAS volunteer Steve Russell