History of Outreach

Since 2007, Corinth Excavations Associate Director Dr. Ioulia Tzonou has been leading outreach efforts on-site in Ancient Corinth. The programs targeted a variety of age groups, but mainly Greek schoolchildren K-12 and undergraduate and graduate groups from universities across the United States. A wide range of themes were touched upon during these programs, with programs about Asklepios, Demeter, and excavation and conservation methods being most popular. The purpose of the outreach programs was to make students feel at home in the museum and to experience the artifacts and the stories of the people of the past in new ways, especially with the ability to touch artifacts. The efforts of Dr. Tzonou paid off when in the fall of 2014 the Steinmetz Family Foundation awarded Corinth Excavations a grant to develop additional outreach opportunities and to create educational materials for school audiences in the United States and in Greece.

Below are some photos from educational programs that were conducted on-site and in the village of Ancient Corinth during the first few years of Corinth Excavations outreach: