ISAS Participates in Naturally Illinois Expo 2011
Over 1,700 students from area schools attended the third annual Naturally Illinois Expo sponsored by the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability. The exposition featured 50 exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for the public by the five Illinois scientific surveys (Natural History Survey, Geological Survey, Archeological Survey, Water Survey and the Sustainable Technology Cente) aimed to demonstrate the important role that science plays in the everyday lives of the community and the state.
The ISAS exhibit tent featured the theme "Rocks, Bones, Pots, and People." Inside the tent visitors could see an example of an archaeological dig, see and touch a large display of animal bones, including bone tools, dig for artifacts, and discover what could be underneath their feet. Other exhibits included examples of prehistoric rock art, draw an artifact, flintknapping, and poster displays of current research by ISAS staff.
The event is a great opportunity for the public to interact with ISAS archaeologists to learn about new discoveries around the state of Illinois and find out more about what an archaeologists job is like.
[posted March 21, 2011]