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|Emily Jane talks coquina to kids in Hastings|
Every year, the public library systems participate in a Collaborative Summer Library Program that involve fun and educational activities and a reading challenge. For the past few years, FPAN has been invited to numerous local libraries across the state as well as summer camps and other programs.
|NPS campers try their hand at gigging fish (Swedish Fish!)|
That's a lot of outreach!
While this summer is winding down, we do have some great workshops and events in the plans for the fall.
If you're interested in scheduling programming, please check out our website for a list of options and to fill out a program request form: Northeast or East Central.
Words and text by Emily Jane Murray, FPAN Staff.
Read below for agenda, speaker bios and abstracts of presentations. Not yet registered? Registration is free and open to the public but some sessions are nearing their max, so send in today to secure your spot! Link to REGISTRATION
4:15 pm Group Recap
9:00 am Tour of Castillo focusing on preservation and stabilization plans
(meet at trolley stop north of City Parking garage)
Speaker Bios and Presentation Abstracts (in order of agenda)
Planning for the future today: climate change and sea level rise are real and happening now - so what do we do?
Coastal Resources Program, 1995-2016
Understanding the Threat of Sea Level Rise on an Active Archaeological Site: Partnering with Pineland in Southwest Florida
Heritage at Risk: Cultural Resources and Sea Level Rise in the Sunshine State
Case Study: Fernandina Beach: Impacts of Climate Change on Buildings and Structures
Abstract: This presentation will highlight a barrier island community north of Jacksonville, FL, showing specific resources at risk, integration of climate change impacts to cultural resources into local planning efforts, and other resources used by the community.
City of St. Augustine and Sea Level Rise: Building a municipal planning strategy for historic resources
Jenny Wolfe is the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of St. Augustine and has been with the City for over five years. The primary focus of this position is to provide staff support for the Historic Architecture Review Board and general public and manage grant and other special projects related to historic preservation. Additionally, she serves on the Board of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. As a graduate of the University of Florida programs in historic preservation and political science she is a proud Gator.
Abstract: St. Augustine has endured centuries of time through battles, storms, and redevelopment. A known threat is approaching in the face of sea level rise that is affecting many communities in Florida and along the US coastline. In the historic community of St. Augustine, our cultural resources are recognized as an important contributor of the economy and quality of life. Many National Register and National Historic Landmark designated properties are located in the city and thus recognized by scholars for their significance. Government officials with the City of St. Augustine are working to understand the threats posed by sea level rise and the need for adaptation strategies. This presentation will focus on the portion of those efforts which are specifically related to sustaining these non-renewable resources for the future and identifying how these resources demonstrate past climate adaptation and mitigation.
KEYNOTE: Weather It Together: A Community-Based Model for Resiliency Planning
Lisa Craig, C for the City of Annapolis
Abstract: Archaeology and history are popular with people from all walks of life in the U.S. as evidenced in all forms of media and heritage tourism. However, the public is relatively ignorant of the nature of the physical remnants of the past, their relative importance, fragility and threats. As a consequence, the public is curious about archaeology, how it is done, and how we deduce what must have happened in the past. There are several key things are effective in both satisfying this curiosity and developing a “public responsibility” for cultural resources: attitude, education, engagement, advocacy and grit.
Advocacy 101: Archaeology Advocacy Day at the Capitol
Brevard County Florida Master Site File Census
|Photo credit: Florida Today, click on image to original post.|
FPAN and FCO Join Forces: Site Monitoring in Aquatic Preserves
THANKS TO OUR MANY PARTNERS AND SPONSORS!!!
Compiled by Sarah Miller, FPAN staff. Images submitted by presenters or saved from organizational staff pages except in the two cases noted in text.
Project Archaeology: A Great Resource for Teachers!
|Project Archaeology's Curriculum Guide for "Investigating Shelter".|
|Ranger Emily gives a site tour to the educators who attended the workshop.|
|A lesson map for the two-day teacher training.|
|Participants working through an activity from the curriculum|
|Participants work with a "replica" of an excavated tabby slave cabin, taking note of where each artifact was recovered. The placement of these artifacts, or "context", provides invaluable information on how these items were used.|
This curriculum could be applied to lessons in social studies, science, math, or art. The lessons were incredibly engaging, and provoked many higher-order thinking questions and discussions. I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in the workshop, and I was surprised to see that such a great resource was available to educators - for free. If you are looking for unique and meaningful ways to supplement your lessons, I highly encourage you to check out Project Archaeology today.
Be sure to keep an eye out on our website as well as on the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve's websites for information on the next Project Archaeology: Investigating a Tabby Slave Cabin teacher training workshop. You can also e-mail us for more information at KGidusko@flagler.edu.
I joined one of the monthly kayak tours provided by The St. John's County Parks and Recreation Department. This tour departed from Trout Creek Park (it's a large river so you need to just start somewhere!)
Trout Creek Park is off of the Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway, which runs 17 miles on the East side of St. Johns River along State Road 13, from Jacksonville South to the northwestern part of St. John's County. There are several recreational areas and boat ramps in the area making for easy access to the river. Check out St. John's River Alliance for more details of access to this area.
Our group varied from experienced "yackers" to first-timers. After some initial paddling and safety instruction, our group made its way down Trout Creek:
|Trout Creek opening into Palmo Cove|
The creek and cove are full of estuaries and undeveloped shoreline:
The springs, alcoves and creeks around Palmo Cove make it ripe for exploration, or you can cross it and head out into the wide St. John's River:
|Opening of St. John's River across Palmo Cove|
|Archaeology Sites along the St. John's River - (Florida Master Site File)|
The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation department offers short guided trips at different points along the St. John's River. For a small fee, they'll even bring you a kayak! It's a great way to get started in exploring, understanding and appreciating the longest and most utilized river in our state. To find out about future St. John's County tours, contact Kelly Usina at email@example.com.
Or find your own means of getting on the river! To learn the access points in your neck of the woods, check out the interactive map at the St. Johns River Alliance. This map shows the river's put-in locations, bathrooms, points of interest, landmarks, etc.
|(Photo found at cartoonngmnexpo.com)|
Text and Photos (except where noted) by FPAN Staff: Robbie Boggs