School Registration for LAW

The LAW Steering Committee reserves the Friday program from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for school groups to attend the event. Attendance by school groups on Friday requires pre-registration. (The demonstrations on Saturday are open to the general public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendance on Saturday does not require prior reservations.)

In order to provide a sound educational experience with a manageable number of students, we chose fifth graders as the target audience for school group participation at Living Archaeology Weekend. In accordance with the Kentucky Department of Education’s Core Content for Social Studies Assessment, Cultures and Societies, SS-05-2.1.1 and SS-05-2.3.1 (Elementary Version 4.1, August 2006) and based on recommendations from educators, we designed the learning experience to align with the Kentucky Core Content Test in Social Studies conducted at the fifth grade level.

Our goal is to provide teachers and students with an extended learning environment that integrates with the core curriculum. In an outdoor setting, both Native and early pioneer cultures are brought to life through archaeology and interpretation. Students will observe the ancient and early 19th century ways of life and learn about the importance of protecting fragile and irreplaceable cultural resources.

Kentucky archaeology, Native American technology, American Indian technology, native technology

School groups must pre-register to attend the event on Friday. Space is limited. Teachers and home school educators from our target counties around the Red River Gorge have the first opportunity to register: Bath, Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Menifee, Morgan, Powell, Rowan, and Wolfe. If space still remains, registration is opened to all fifth-grade educators and school groups. Following this tiered pre-registration system, we accept registrations on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.

Only pre-registered schools will be admitted on Friday.  Please be considerate of other schools – arrive at your scheduled time.  Late arrivals will miss out on activities.

There is no charge for admission to the event. However, given rising operational costs, KyOPA encourages a $1.00 donation per person. For schools desiring to contribute with a check, please make the check payable to KyOPA and write LAW 2015 on the memo line.


To reserve your class trip, please contact
Tressa Brown of the Kentucky Heritage Council
at or 502-564-7005 x125.