Public Outreach

The Archaeological Research Facility at U.C. Berkeley is committed to working directly with local schools to bring archaeology to the classroom. Archaeology is an interdisciplinary subject that uses history, math, science, art, literature, and cultural studies to investigate the past. From kindergartners to high school students and beyond, we hope to help people develop skills to think critically about the past.

The Public Outreach program arranges for graduate students from U.C. Berkeley to visit classrooms and community organizations in Berkeley and Oakland where they do a short (45 minute) introduction to archaeology. These interactive presentations are fun and involve hands-on activities such as a mock-dig for younger students, or showing real artifacts, tools, and slides to older students.

Programs Currently Offered:

  • Visits to schools and community organizations in Oakland and Berkeley by an archaeologist.
  • Lab tours of the ARF facilities for school groups.
  • Annual CalDay Activities. ARF is open to the public with a full day of lectures, activities, and lab tours.

Please contact our Outreach Coordinator for more information about associated fees for visits.


For Further Information Contact: Tomeko Wyrick
ARF Public Outreach Coordinator
Archaeological Research Facility
2251 College Building, room 205
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1076
(510) 642-2212