In December 2012 Cox Charities, the philanthropic organization associated with Cox Communications, provided Old Pueblo Archaeology Center with $1,500 contribution through the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. This gift will be used to provide classroom scholarships for children from low-income families to participate in field trips to Old Pueblo’s Old Pueblo’s OPEN3 (Old Pueblo Educational Neighborhood Site 3) simulated archaeological dig education program. The OPEN3 program helps educators go beyond basic school learning programs to enable their students to discover why knowledge about cultural diversity, science, and mathematics will be important to them later in life. OPEN3 is designed to meet the Arizona school curriculum standards (www.ade.az.gov/standards/contentstandards.asp) in social studies, science, and math. One of the only classroom fieldtrips of its kind in Arizona, it provides students with a hands-on learning experience at a full-scale replica of an archaeological site that includes simulated ruins of the Hohokam Indians who lived in Southern Arizona between A.D. 450 and 1450. Participating educators receive a package of pre-fieldtrip lesson materials. Old Pueblo provides shade for the outdoor portion of the program, and all needed equipment and supplies. THANK YOU COX CHARITIES!