Now that ARLA is becoming a reality we’re asking our supporters to help us fund a few things which fall outside of the regular start up budget for a new school.

Using the button above you can make a tax-deductible PayPal donation. Partnership for Arkose Ridge Leadership Academy (PARLA) is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit.

Archeology Field School, our first three-week intensive, will take place May 23 to June 9. Immediate needs for that include the following:

– Fuel for three vehicles on a 700 mile round trip (total = $500)

– Food for 13 days for 25 people at a remote camp (total = $2,000)

– Wood stove for our mobile classroom/yurt (total = $300)

Archeology Field School was initiated in 2005 in collaboration with Tanana Chiefs Conference. This year 21 students will train for two days in Palmer, then travel to Deadman Lake, near the Canadian border in Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Over the next 13 consecutive days students from around the district will perform actual scientific research and complete course requirements for Principles of Archeology, Alaska Wilderness Studies, and Contemporary Alaskan Literature. The days are packed and learning, as well as sleep are deep. June 6 we will pack up our tents and sleeping bags and head back to Palmer for final projects, gear clean up, and acclimation to electricity, cell phones, and hot showers.