The Cultural Resources Education and Protection project will allow BLM (in partnership with the recipient) to plan, develop, and distribute high-quality educational materials to educators and their students throughout the United States through the National Project Archaeology program. Project Archaeology is an educational program dedicated to teaching scientific and historical inquiry, cultural understanding, and the public land stewardship ethic, specifically, the importance of protecting our nationÂ’s rich cultural resources. The program was founded by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to satisfy, in part, protection mandates spelled out in Section 10(c) of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA). The materials are designed to increase awareness of archaeological resources on public lands, their significance, and the need to protect them now and in the future. The project will continue existing efforts to develop and distribute educational materials in schools and in informal learning environments such as public lands visitor centers, museums, and science learning centers and to provide professional development for school teachers and informal educators such as interpreters, museum docents, and youth group leaders. The project will assist BLM archaeologists and managers in protecting archaeological sites on public lands.