August 17, 2021
Final Summary Report For: Register of Professional Archaeologists Public Outreach and Education Grants
Affiliated Society: The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Primary Project Contact Name: Dr. Susan Ryan Registration: #55949401
Project Title: The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Discover Archaeology Webinar Series
To continue delivering on the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s (CCAC) mission and strategic goals during the pandemic, the Discover Archaeology Webinar Series was initiated. By moving to an online format, CCAC is able to engage with a community of learners who may not have had the opportunity to visit CCAC’s campus in the past or to afford an in-person program. The Discover Archaeology Webinar Series permits us to bring a wide array of archaeological research into people’s homes and provide them with the ability to interact with the human past in a way that is engaging, accessible, and relevant.
With the support of a $1,000 grant from the Register of Professional Archaeologists, we were able to provide the Discover Archaeology Webinar Series each Thursday from May 13-July 8th, 2021. Table 1 summarizes the date of the webinar, the presenters name and title of presentation, how many people pre-registered, the number of unique Zoom viewers, the maximum number of concurrent Zoom views, the number of YouTube views, the number of Facebook views, the Facebook reach, and Facebook engagement. In sum, 3,092 people pre-registered for the webinars from May 13th-July 8th and were engaged with topics ranging from Pawnee culture to perishable artifacts in the U.S. Southwest. A complete library of these presentations can be found on CCAC’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdeiaCdm5v3cyVWL-n6qVBQ). The RPA and Colorado Council for Professional Archaeologists, our partners, were credited and logos were displace for each webinar listed in Table 1.
The Discover Archaeology Webinar Series has encouraged people to engage with complex cultures and histories and to find the relevance of past human experiences within their every-day lives. We greatly appreciate RPA’s support and look forward to continuing this impactful vehicle for mission delivery.
Table 1. Discover Archaeology Webinars supported in part by the RPA’s Public Outreach and Education Grant.