Thursday, March 24, 2011
First, the grant!
|Timucuan replica hut at Ft. Caroline National Park.|
|Biotechnology classroom at Sanford Middle School.|
Topics may include:
• Adaptation of living environment with emphasis on shelter
• Exploring human genome project and isotope analysis as they apply to prehistoric populations
|Whelk adapted for cooking from Lake Monroe Midden.|
Of course, the lessons will address the state’s existing science and social studies standards. In addition, the modules will meet the criteria as a historic preservation education program for school children and support the Viva Florida goal to educate a significant target audience.
|Pottery holds clues to selection of clays with small sponge inclusions, |
or biological materials used for decoration.
For Community and Education grants, we ranked #2 just below the statewide application for Florida Archaeology Month 2012. A true win/win for us. Thanks to Barbara Hines in the North Central FPAN office for coming to stand up and support our application, and to Leslee Keys to show solidarity for Flagler College. Thanks also to the men and women who not only listened tirelessly to the 60+ grant applicants who converged on the hearings, but actually read and read thoroughly the mountain of applications. Just take a look at the long list of applications submitted for the 2012 grant cycle.
|Community Education and Survey & Planning Panel reviewed and ranked projects.|
Funding to all of the Preservation grants are in danger. While the state Senate and House are debating the amount of money to put into the grant program as we speak, rumor among the hearings was the Governor's office may zero out all funds. Let your Representatives, Senators, and the Governor know that funding for historic preservation is important and contributes to the economic growth of our state. Take a look at the list of archaeology projects undertaken in the past, and try to imagine the resident or visitor experience of Florida without the contribution these project have made.
|Secretary of State Kurt Browning stops by to thank panelists, applicants, |
and urge us to contact elected officials in support of grants.