Taking the Lemon Creek Archaeology Field School Has Been Successful
Local student, Micheline Marr, is passionate about history and the outdoors and has always been interested in archaeology. This summer, she followed those passions and enroled as the only Selkirk student in the Lemon Creek Archaeology Field School in South Slocan.
Following Her Passion
The field school, operated by New York’s Hamilton College for both Selkirk and Hamilton College students, is a six week intensive program where students study archaeological excavation techniques, ethnography, linguistics, and oral traditions of the interior Pacific Northwest and Upper Columbia River.
“Archaeology has always been an interest of mine so it’s always attracted me,” said Micheline. “Getting to do a project like this, practically in my own backyard, has been an incredible opportunity, one which I am so thankful I didn't pass up.”
A Fantastic Experience Close to Home
Micheline’s experience with the field school and Selkirk College has been fantastic. “Selkirk has been a great experience for me, with professors and courses which never fail to increase my interest in a subject,” she said. “Being close to home, and having relatively inexpensive courses, just makes it even better.”
Micheline will be taking a year off from school to explore Quebec and learn more from new experiences before heading back to school.
Success for Students as a Strategic Direction
One of Selkirk's Strategic Directions involves Building on our strengths and successes to develop innovative programs and services. Micheline's success with the Lemon Creek Archaeology Field School ties into our goals as a college to Increase opportunities for practicum placement, study exchange, and experiential and service learning in our home region and with international partners around the world.