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More than 1,300 gifted students from every Katy ISD elementary campus recently visited the Katy Outdoor Learning Center over a two-week period to spend a day being archeologists. In budget-conscious times, Katy ISD and Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented (KPGT) joined forces to create a fantastic opportunity to put months of classroom research into practice. Specially prepared archeological pits were an unending source of fascinating artifacts leading students to hypothesize why bones, beads, arrow heads, and other items may be discovered. Energetic geocaching scavenger hunts through the woodlands introduced how archeologists use new technology. Archeology experts volunteered their time and knowledge to take students around the world on a virtual tour of ancient civilizations.

“Thanks to dedicated Katy ISD Challenge teachers and parent volunteers working together, we created an opportunity for extended learning, which gifted students need to fulfill their extraordinary potential,” shares Amy Schemidt, co-president of KPGT. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.