As part of Florida Archaeology Month, March 7 will be the second annual Archaeology Advocacy Day. The goal of the day is to raise awareness of Florida's buried past and continue a dialogue with state legislators on ways to protect cultural resources. Citizens - including professional and avocational archaeologists, museum specialists, preservationists, students and more - from around the state will host an Archaeology Fair in the Rotunda to bring a little archaeology to the Capitol.
Everyone is invited to participate! Here's a few ways to get involved:
- Join us at the Archaeology Fair in the Capitol Rotunda in Tallahassee from 10am-2pm. Contact your representative to set up a meeting to chat about Florida archaeology.
- Join us from your home town by contacting your local representatives via email or phone to let them know why archaeology is important to you! Find your representatives and their contact information here.
- Join us on social media by posting a favorite site or way archaeology has impacted your life using the hashtag #ArchAdvocacy. Don't forget to tag your representatives!
Words and images by Emily Jane Murray, FPAN Staff.