In addition to participating in formal programs, HSR staff members fulfill the corporation's commitment to public archaeology through education by volunteering their expertise and by sharing the results of their archaeological work with archaeological and historical societies, public schools, and service clubs.The corporation also encourages its staff to pursue additional education and independent research beyond the minimum requirements of contract archaeology.
Since 1999, HSR has led a team, including the Caņada Alamosa Institute, Eastern New Mexico University, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and EarthWatch Institute,to investigate prehistoric and historic frontiers at a cluster of sites in the Monticello Box Canyon in southwestern New Mexico. Field school students from ENMU and UCO with participants in the EarthWatch Institute program have come to study archaeological field methods with HSR staff. In June 2007 HSR will begin its ninth field season. HSR's research has revised the known prehistory of New Mexico and has defined the frontier between the Southern Pueblo tradition of the Mogollon and the Northern Pueblo tradition of the Anasazi.
HSR has an active cadre of volunteers who participate in many aspects of archaeological study and support. The volunteers take part in some of HSR's survey and excavation projects and frequently make up laboratory analysis teams. Volunteers receive training in field and laboratory techniques from HSR staff members.