Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

Footprints on the Land- Guided Hike

Time: 9:00 am til 10:30 am

Location: Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs

Description: Discover the many “footprints” that have been left on the land during this casual and entertaining hike. Native American, early settler and modern developers have changed our native habitats, find out how a preserve like Brooker is a place where those habitats can be restored for the health of the whole county.
All ages are welcome. Children under the ages of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and those younger than 6 may find this hike challenging.

Guided Hike Information:
Volunteer Hike Guides will meet participants in the lobby of the Education Center 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. We strongly suggest all hikers visit the restroom before we begin as there are no facilities along the trail.

-Guided hikes are under a mile in length, much of which is on unimproved, uneven sandy trails
-Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, sneakers or boots
-Insect repellent (bug spray) is strongly recommended in summer months
-Bring plenty of drinking water and a snack
-A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also recommended
-Pets are not permitted
-No smoking is allowed
-Trained volunteers will guide the hike

This hike is FREE, please see link to register

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FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.


Archaeology Works: Mounds and Middens

Time: 10:00 am til 12:00 pm

Location: Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Dr NE, St Petersburg

Description: What’s the best way to learn about a person, whether they lived thousands of years ago or today? Look through their garbage of course! Archaeologists study prehistoric trash piles or middens to gain a wealth of information about the past. They also investigate purpose built mounds that still dot the Florida landscape in order to learn about prehistoric societies. Learn the difference between a mound and a midden in this fun and hands-on workshop.

Recommended for all ages.

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FPAN is hosting this event.


Heritage Monitoring at Emerson Point Preserve

Time: 2:30 pm til 4:00 pm

Location: Emerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

Description: Join Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources staff to record the Temple Mound at Emerson for future generations. As part of a partnership with the Florida Public Archaeology Network, park staff will monitor the mounds for threats from climate change and record them as a group. Program suitable for volunteers age 16 and older who have completed Heritage Monitoring Scout Training. Please register by emailing michelle.leahy@mymanatee.org or call 941-742-5923 ex:6035

FPAN is co-hosting this event.

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