FWISD Students to Study Paint Rock Pictographs
Fort Worth, Texas - Fort Worth ISD students in the American Indian Education Program are taking a field trip over Spring Break to study amazing rock art near Paint Rock, Texas. Paint Rock is 40 miles east of San Angelo.
The more than 1,500 Paint Rock pictographs cover a half-mile of limestone cliffs along the Concho River, making it one of the premier rock art sites in Texas. The pictographs were done by Lipan Apache, Comanche and Kiowa tribes over the centuries. Some of the paintings are believed to be 1,000 years old.
Native American students will learn about the animal and human figures and geometric designs painted on the rocks and the stories they tell. The trip is also designed to provide lessons in geography, scientific inquiry, math concepts, physical education and problem solving.
Students will depart the Fort Worth ISD Administration Building at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012. They will return at approximately 8 p.m. the same evening.
The field trip is open to all Fort Worth ISD Native American students in grades 3 through 12. For more information and to pick up a field trip enrollment package, call Alice Barrientez, American Indian Education Program Liaison, at 817-814-2879.
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