A program at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site that introduces children to archaeology will return this summer.The Kids Dig! series features hands-on, interactive Saturday activities for children 8 to 12. They use trowels to excavate a mock archaeological site, screen dirt, and measure and map their finds.Children also learn about the importance of protecting archaeological sites for future generations.“This is one of our most popular programs,” Theresa Langford, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site curator, said in a news release. “Kids Digs provide a fun opportunity for young people to meet and learn from real archaeologists, and summer is always a great time of year to get outside and dig in the dirt!”Space in each program is limited to 20 kids. Reservations can be made at the fort on the day of the program, but advance reservations are recommended; call 360-816-6250. The Kids Dig! program is free with admission.Kids Digs will be held on June 30, July 7 and July 28. There will be 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. sessions each day.