ASBC/ BCAPA Archaeology Speaker Funding

The ASBC and BC Association of Professional Archaeologists (BCAPA) have partnered to fund archaeologists and Indigenous cultural experts to guest speak at provincial grade schools or other forums throughout B.C.

CRM companies willing to provide archaeologist volunteers and or funding to this will be recognized in as partners in this initiative, and will receive charitable tax receipts for their financial contributions.

Archaeologists/cultural experts may apply with a school in mind, or request to be connected with a school in their region. The ASBC is contacted by schools and teachers requesting archaeologist speakers, so we strongly encourage archaeologists to volunteer their contact information for future class visits. Contact us for details at 

Details for application:
• Archaeologist must submit a resume and/or reference to show that they have at least one of the following:
• 7 years experience in CRM or academic position (or),
• BCAPA membership (or),
• are completing or recently completed graduate or post-graduate studies at a B.C. university, with recommendation from supervisor (or),
• are an approved speaker in the local school district.
• Indigenous cultural experts should have archaeological and/or cultural experience and recommendation from First Nations administration office, educational institution, or CRM company.
• Applicant may submit an abstract of proposed talk/lesson/workshop. Note, presentations may also be
general and geared towards informal Q and A presentations. Topic’s must relate to B.C. archaeology.
• Following acceptance of proposal, applicant must show correspondence with applicable school.
• Limit of 4 school visits funded per individual. The decision to fund an individual beyond this number of classes will depend on annual allocation of funds and number of applicants available regionally.
• Between $100-$250 awarded to archaeologist for talk/lesson/workshop per school (depending on school funding contribution available). Larger grants may be given to those schools in greater need of financial assistance. Additional transportation costs, educational materials, etc. may be funded through “Scientists in Schools” Program (