Monongahela National Forest Archaeology Activity Book for Kids

AmeriCorps members serving with the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area recently developed an activity book to educate youth about archaeology and promote heritage resources on Monongahela National Forest.

The book features line drawings of iconic historic properties on the Forest, and includes educational activities such as coloring, crossword puzzles, connect the dots and a challenging maze.

“This is another great example of our AmeriCorps partners sharing their creativity to promote public resources,” said Gavin Hale, Heritage Program Manager for Monongahela National Forest. “We are grateful for the support from Eastern National Forests Interpretive Association to get these activity books printed, and are hopeful that teachers and parents will take advantage of the opportunity to download the activity book for free.”

Three AmeriCorps members worked together to complete the activity book. Danielle Ellis developed the concept and text. Heather Brindza offered her artistic touch to provide the illustrations. Rebecca Conway finalized the document, prepared the funding request, and coordinated the printing.

The book can be downloaded and printed for use at home or at schools. Limited copies of the book are available at any Ranger Station or the Supervisor’s Office in Elkins, printed with grant funding from the Eastern National Forests Interpretive Association.

For more information about historic resources on Monongahela National Forest contact Gavin Hale, Heritage Program Manager at