Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Archaeology Academy at Weedon Island Preserve will engage the public through presentations and hands on activities. Come learn about the prehistoric people who made Weedon Island home. After the presentations, tour Weedon Island by canoe, hike to an archaeological site, practice laboratory methods that archaeologists use, or tour the Preserve and learn all about the plants Native Americans used in everyday life. Fee for each activity is $10.00 per participant and registration is required.
Please only choose from one of the following activities as they will occur at the same time:
Plants and People hike - Tour the Preserve and learn all about the plants Native Americans used in everyday life.
Archaeology Hike - Hike with an archaeologist to part of the Weeden Island archaeology site while learning all about the site and its history.
Weedon Island Pottery Lab - make exciting discoveries about the unique pottery found at Weedon Island using scientific lab methods.
Archaeo-eco Canoe Tour - Maneuver canoes down mangrove lined trails through the preserve while learning how Native Americans used the vast fresh and saltwater resources surrounding Weedon Island.
Recommended for all ages.
For hikes, be sure to bring water, sunscreen and a snack. A hat and closed-toe shoes are also recommended.
For canoe participants, no experience necessary. Each participant will sign a Pinellas County Canoe waiver. Any participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult with a ratio of 1 adult: 1 youth. Participants must wear a closed-toe wading shoe (old tennis shoes, keens, scuba booties). Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, cover up) is recommended. All participants must abide by the safety policies and recommendations of Pinellas County Staff.
For more information please contact (813) 396-2325
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
When & Where
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center offers a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
CENTER HOURS: Thursday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NEW! Sunday 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.