At the 2020 BCScTA Catalyst Conference, archaeologist Nicole Smith worked with teachers to identify many ways that local archaeological topics can overlap with the Science curricula. This year she looks forward to sharing new resources about local archaeology and cultural heritage that have been designed with science teachers in mind! Join her to explore resources such as the Húy̓at Teacher’s Guide and interactive website (https://www.hauyat.ca/home.html), and help bring local archaeological content to your science learners.
Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Nicole Smith is an archaeologist based in Victoria, B.C. She has been involved in research on the B.C. coast since 2000, collaborating most closely with First Nations communities, the Hakai Institute, Parks Canada, and university colleagues. She has taught anthropology and archaeology courses at UVic, Camosun College and the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, and she enjoys working with educators to bring archaeology into elementary and high school classrooms. Her research interests include clam gardens, fish traps, household archaeology, stone tool analysis, managing cultural heritage amidst climate change, and seeking out evidence for people living on the coast over 10,000 years ago. She has appeared in productions for the BBC, CBC, and Quirks and Quarks about her team's work on clam gardens.