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The Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) was established in 2009 to:

  • Create archaeologically and historically literate citizens who are aware of their local cultural and natural history and of its importance to the future of the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Help local school districts develop interdisciplinary K-12 curriculum to prepare students for future enrollment in the STEM subjects.
  • Teach students the importance of stewardship to include site preservation, ethics and laws that affect our non-renewable local resources.

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The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W University Dr.
Troxel hall #206W
Edinburg,TX 78539
(956) 665-3231