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(photo) Kids doing excavation work. a great excuse to get dirty!>> back to Get Dirty! volunteer profile

As the rain finally lets up on a muggy July morning, a stampede of kids nearly knocks the hinges off a door as they scramble to get back outside. But this particular group isn't thinking about splashing in the puddles or making mudpies. They are doing archeology.

Virginia's Alexandria Archaeology has kicked off its summer camp for kids that, in two 1-week sessions, teaches twelve- to fifteen-year-olds some basics of the profession. The course runs $300 a week. A staff of professional archeologists, student interns, and adult volunteers guide the campers in their efforts.  Read more.

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