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Timucuan Parks Foundation is partnering with the National Park Service once again for the Timucuan Science and History Symposium which will take place at the Ribault Club on Ft. George Island. The event is an all-day session that connects scientists, historians and researchers with the next generation. Registration is $45. Students can register at the $15 student rate.
There will be five sessions throughout the day, and each will conclude with a question-and-answer session. Guests will be served a light breakfast and lunch. The event is open to the public.
The topics covered during the symposium include a look at the Civil War experience of the enslaved laborers at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve with experts from Auburn University, the excavations being conducted by UNF in the Mocama Indian community with UNF Professor of Anthropology Keith Ashley, coastal wetland transgression with experts from the U.S. Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, the wilderness and Willie Browne with Timothy Gilmore from Florida State College of Jacksonville, and a look at the heritage at risk at Talbot Islands State Parks with the Florida Public Archaeology Network. There are also speakers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Park Service Southeast Coast Network, Villanova University, and many more.
April 28, 8:30am to 4pm