School programs are available to students from all levels, K-12 and collegiate, in two basic tours. "Colonial Discovery Days" is tailored for Virginia Studies Standards of Learning and can be adapted for grades K-5. "A Parish and Its People" can be adapted for grades 6-12 and college students. Click on each for a more detailed program description. The Foundation also offers the outreach program "Archaeology in the Classroom."
Programs are available year round and provided free of charge through the generous support of the Foundation and its volunteers and supporters.
To help promote an active learning environment that incorporates numerous hands-on lessons, a maximum of sixty students per group is allowed. If your group exceeds sixty, we can schedule you over several dates. Please provide one chaperone for every ten students.
All groups must pre-register. Teachers are encouraged to register early in the school year. Confirmation packets, which include pre-visit materials, will be sent after registration.
All programs feature a variety of hands-on activities, reproduction objects, and/or primary documents and are designed to enhance the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLS).
In inclement weather, programs can be adapted for indoor activities or teachers may reschedule if desired.
To schedule a group or for more information on school programs, please contact the Foundation office or email the Education Director>.