Discovery Challenge Series Workshops Available to School Groups

September 08, 2000

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will offer a series of free workshops for elementary school students this fall at the Cultural Center.  

The Discovery Challenge Series features a hands-on approach to teaching students in grades four through six about the history and heritage of West Virginia. Students can become detectives investigating the past through clues found in fossils in "The Fossil Challenge," explore the lives of the Native Americans who lived and hunted in this area in "The Native American Life Challenge" or learn how early settlers made this land their home in "The Settlers" Life Challenge.  

The workshops will be available in September and October on Tuesday (The Fossil Challenge), Wednesday (The Native American Life Challenge) and Thursday (The Settlers' Life Challenge) mornings at 9:30 and 11 a.m. at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston.  

Reservations are required. Call the Capitol Complex Welcome & Information Center at (304) 558-4839 or 1-800-CALL-WVA to make reservations for Discovery Challenge Series workshops or for free guided tours of the State Capitol and Governor's Mansion. All tours begin at the Cultural Center.  

The Cultural Center is West Virginia's official showcase for the arts. Visit the Division's web site at for more information.  

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