Flat Stanley©Visits Some Site Stewards in Garcia Canyon
Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico, 2006
Who is this Flat Stanley and what is he doing in Garcia Canyon with a bunch of volunteers? Flat Stanley is an ‘international literacy and communications activity for primary and junior students, teachers and families (www.flatstanley.com). During our project in June, Dr. Lynn M. Lary, Instructional Technology Specialist for Oregon schools, and avid PIT participant joined our group for the annual cavate and talus house recording project. Lynn carried with her a cardboard cut-out of a boy, Flat Stanley, who travels with students throughout the country working on educational adventures. One little girl in Lynn’s school did not have any way to take Flat Stanley on a trip, so she volunteered. Flat Stanley got to go through airport security and sit in the pilot’s seat. For our project, Lynne documented our activities in Garcia Canyon and included Flat Stanley in photos and video. Despite the 100° weather during that week, Lynn and her paper colleague survived to spread the word of the PIT project and the incredible volunteers and Site Stewards who contribute to their success!
By Anne Baldwin, Supervisory Archaeologist, Espanola / Coyote Resource Area