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Roxborough State Park recognized for archaeological outreach, education

Roxborough State Park recognized for archaeological outreach, education

Ann Pritzlaff, (left) Chair of the History Colorado Board of Directors, Holly Norton, Colorado History State Archaeologist,​ and Angel Tobin, (right) Roxborough's Volunteer and Interpretive Services Manager hold the 6th Annual State Archaeologists Award at History Colorado Center in Denver, Feb. 3, 2016. (Photo by CKempShoot Photography) 

Manda Walters
CPW Communications
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Roxborough State Park recognized for archaeological outreach, education

Littleton, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Roxborough State Park was honored in a ceremony at History Colorado Center in Denver, Feb. 3.

CPW’s Angel Tobin, representing Roxborough State Park staff and volunteers, accepted the 6th Annual State Archaeologist’s Award for Fostering a Positive Public Appreciation for the Archaeological Heritage of Roxborough State Park.

“Roxborough’s interpretive mission is to educate and get people excited about protecting our state's natural resources” said Tobin. “It's a great honor to be recognized by History Colorado for all the hard work the volunteers and I have dedicated over the years. It is a legacy to be passed on to future generations.”

As one of only two Archaeological Districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the Denver metro area, Roxborough State Park, led by Volunteer and Interpretive Services Manager Angel Tobin, has taken active steps since 2011 to create robust educational and outreach opportunities that engage visitors in the archaeological history of the area.

Some of these steps have included an annual archaeology fair, a catalogued inventory of the parks’ artifacts, numerous training resources for volunteer naturalists, and an exhibit inside the visitor center showing some of the artifacts that have been found in the park. Through these hands-on events, activities, and programs, Roxborough State Park’s recent efforts go above and beyond to educate volunteers and visitors about the archaeological history of the region.

“Roxborough State Park is a prime example of the important role parks play in educating future generations,” said CPW Director Bob Broscheid. “Their outreach is one of the ways CPW works to perpetuate Colorado’s natural resources by providing communities and future stewards the tools to sustain them.”

Interpretive services at state parks provide value to any park visit by offering context and activities to learn about Colorado’s natural resources. Forty-two state parks have specialized staff like Tobin. Find out what programs are offered at a park near you. Visit CPW’s calendar or Park Finder to learn more. The next International Archaeology Day Fair at Roxborough will be on Oct. 15, 2016. Last year more than 350 participants attended. Visit for more information.

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