Allie says "We really had a great group of 15 students: 9-12th graders from across Illinois. I really tried to give the students hands on experience in 4 field anthropology. We worked with forces of evolution, dog domestication, genetics, human paleontology, tool use, forensic scene recovery, biological profiles, cultural object analysis, museum studies and so much more! It was a great experience.
A recent blog by the 4H extension also quotes Allie:
The first activity for teens in the Anthropology Academy was to piece together skeletal bones. "Anthropologists study how humans came to exist and how we interact with one another on a cultural, physical, and biological level," said Alexandra Zachwieja, anthropology grad teaching assistant. "We attempt to analyze the diversity of the human condition in both the past and the present, and hope the students gain an understanding of how far reaching Anthropology can be in our everyday lives."
for further information on the Summer Academies see the 4H extension page: