Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The Heritage Trust Program, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, maintains, administers sites with cultural or ecosystem importance. As part of the culturally significant duties, a team of archaeologist works on those specific sites. They also train teachers in free workshops – two upcoming ones in Columbia, concern shelter and nutrition. Teachers leave with knowledge and materials, all tailored to meet the grade specific requirements. Go to South Carolina Heritage Trust and select Get Involved, you’ll then see a link to Events and Workshops. They also send staff to participate in STEM workshop events or to speak to groups interested in getting involved in preserving our state’s cultural treasurers. And for Scouts – there is even a merit archaeology merit badge. Just search South Carolina Heritage Trust and instead of traveling to the pyramids learn about ancient people’s here in the Carolinas.