Florida Archaeology Day
Saturday, March 2 10 am to 3 pm
Weedon Island Preserve
Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network, the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education, and the Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society for a day of fun and archaeology. Free activities throughout the day for the whole family including: reenactments, pottery demonstrations, educational activities, artifacts on display, and much more.
9-10 am: OCEAN HOUR CLEANUP with Justin Riney of Expedition Florida 500 and Mother Ocean, Inc. Limited canoes and kayaks available; to register and for more information, visit http://canoecleanup.eventbrite.com/ Volunteers will use canoes and kayaks to help clean up the difficult-to-reach shorelines of Weedon Island Preserve.
11 am: MARIA VELASQUEZ - CONQUISTADORA Written and performed by Elizabeth Neily As Maria Velasquez, artist/historian Elizabeth Neily portrays one of the first women to arrive in Florida in 1528 on the Panfilo de Narváez expedition.
1 pm: WEEDON ISLAND CANOE PROJECT - Learn about this ancient canoe during a tour of the conservation lab and research station.
Admission is free; for more information contact go to http://vivatampabay-eorg.eventbrite.com or contact Rebecca O'Sullivan at (813) 396-2327