Winter Springs, FL, June 11, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- “Do you ever see a fat archaeologist?” That is the question that secured a small grant to teachers Howard Whitten, Brian Hanish, and Alan Richmond at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport, Maine. With the help of Kellyco Metal Detectors they will use the grant to start an Archaeology club for students interested in a hands-on history lesson.
Kellyco is donating a Titan 1000 metal detector from their Florida showroom to the new Archaeology club in Maine, including headphones and a finder’s log. The metal detector company will also put information about the program on their website, www.KellycoDetectors.com, and continuously update it with finds from the high school group.
The Nokomis Archaeology project began several years ago when a contractor at the school dug a large pit for the teachers to bury objects in a manner consistent with actual archaeological stratification. The pit was filled and later excavated by students as part of a “big dig” that provided lessons in critical thinking, collaborative work ethic and mathematics, graphing and plotting.
Kellyco will keep in touch with Nokomis Regional High School and encourage the students to discover relics and learn history in an open-air environment. When the time comes to expand the Archaeology program, Kellyco looks forward to providing support and assistance for the program’s future needs.
Located in Winter Springs, FL., Kellyco, the world’s largest and oldest distributor of hobby metal detectors, is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse fully stocked with the latest and greatest metal detecting equipment and technology. At any given time there are more than 3,000 metal detectors in inventory and available to enthusiasts around the world – everything from handheld detectors to commercial and industrial detectors, as well as books, maps, accessories and gold recovery equipment.
Visit Kellyco’s showroom to test a metal detector and see treasure found around the world or visit www.KellycoDetectors.com to take a virtual tour.