2401 12th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Dig It 2008 - During two weeks in June, 10-12 year old campers will explore the history, art, and culture of the Pueblos through exciting workshops taught by artists, museum educators, and elders. Camp hours are 9 AM- 5 PM. This past year's theme focused on Traditional Foodways and Agriculture. We are planning to do another program on that theme, and adding a different theme for the second week camp. Campers in the first session will explore how foods are planted and grown in Pueblo communities, learn about the meanings of foods in different cultures, about which foods are nutritious, and enjoy preparing healthy traditional Pueblo foods. Each week-long session takes advantage of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's unique resources and investigates topics in agriculture, botanical science, archaeology and history, through a curriculum that involves hands-on activities, and the opportunity to participate in developing an interpretive garden. Participants in the second session will learnabout Pueblo pottery and how to work with clay. Campers will learnabout the science of clays, different varieties of clay in different Pueblos, and traditions related tocreating different pottery forms. We will explore the museum's collections and visit artist studios.