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Volume 9, Issue 2 - Spring 2015
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The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)'s Northwest Regional Center and the UWF Historic Trust are getting ready for another history and archaeology summer camp season! Operated through UWF's Explore Summer Camps program, the "Pensacola History and Archaeology" camp is a one-week social studies enrichment camp that brings Pensacola's past alive!

Campers will experience Pensacola's unique heritage through hands-on learning, crafts and activities, museum visits, and tours. Specifically, campers will learn the fundamental concepts of terrestrial and underwater archaeology and how it teaches us about our shared past. The resources of Historic Pensacola Village will highlight history from the Colonial Period through the modern day. Throughout camp, students will apply reading, writing, science, math, and reasoning skills in fun, real-world applications.

Week-long camps will be offered June 15th-19th and June 22nd-26th; both camps are geared toward upcoming 4th-6th graders and will take place Monday-Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm in downtown Pensacola. Registration is already open, so be sure to sign-up your campers today! For more information and to register, visit the UWF Explore Summer Camps website. You can also contact Public Archaeology Coordinator Nicole Grinnan at 850.595.0050 x103 or for any questions about the summer camp programs.
On May 13-16, FPAN Northwest staff will be traveling to Marathon, Florida, to conduct an annual Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar (HADS) program! HADS is intended to explain the advantages of conserving shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources, not only to preserve information about our collective past, but also to preserve the vibrant ecosystems that grow around shipwrecks.

HADS focuses on providing scuba training agency Course Directors, Instructor Trainers, and Instructors with a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites as part of the marine environment. The program consists of two days of classroom instruction and one day of open water diving. Upon completion of HADS, participants can teach the new Heritage Awareness Specialty Course, approved by PADI, NAUI, and SDI, in addition to incorporating underwater historic preservation into other diving courses.

If you are interested in attending a future program, HADS is offered each spring in Marathon, Florida, and each fall at another location in Florida. Be sure to watch our HADS workshop page for information on future HADS dates and locations!
Join us for the 2nd Cemetery Resource Protection Training (CRPT) Conference on June 2nd-3rd in Deland, FL!

CRPT training programs focus on placing historical cemetery care and protection into the hands of local communities and organizations. Participants explore cemeteries as historical resources, learn about laws protecting these sites, gain hands-on experience cleaning headstones and grave markers with appropriate cleaners, and discover the importance of managing cemetery landscapes. The CRPT Conference will draw on the experiences and knowledge of engaged individuals around the state! The registration cost is $60 and includes a conference t-shirt and admission to a reception with snacks and beverages on the evening of June 2nd. To learn more, visit our CRPT Conference page!

If you are unable to attend the CRPT Conference, but may be interested in hosting a CRPT workshop at a local historical cemetery, contact Nicole Grinnan at 850.595.0050 x103 or for more information.
The Florida Association of Museums and its partner organizations are excited to announce the launch of the new Florida Connecting to Collections (C2C) program. C2C welcomes staff of museums, archives, zoos, library special collections, and archaeology collections to participate in discussion- and webinar-based workshops in your region of Florida. C2C will pair mentors with mentees to help guide the learning process, and to connect people through an online learning community.

Join C2C as a mentor and share your expertise and skills with colleagues (your organization will receive a $125 honorarium to help defray mileage and incidental expenses). Join C2C as a mentee and improve or develop your emergency plan in a supportive environment. Participating organizations can choose if they want to develop a full plan (by participating in all modules) or if they want to work on certain aspect(s) of their emergency plan (by choosing individual modules to fit needs).

Visit the C2C website to learn more and to enroll!
For even more archaeology events and volunteer opportunities, visit our Events Calendar page!
Archaeology Works: Mounds and Middens Tour, 9:00am-11:00am, Heritage Park and Cultural Center, Fort Walton Beach, FL; Click here for more information
Alger-Sullivan Historical Society Annual Sawmill Day, 8:30am-3:00pm, 610 Fourth Street, Century, FL; Click here for more information

Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar, Marathon, FL; Click here for more information
Memorial Day, FPAN Offices Closed
Florida Anthropological Society Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL; Click here for more information
FPAN Public Archaeology Lab Summer Volunteer Season Begins, 10:00am-4:00pm, 207 E Main Street, Pensacola, FL; Click here for more information

Cemetery Resources Protection Training (CRPT) Conference, Deland, FL; Click here for more information
Historic Pensacola Village and FPAN Open House, 10:00am-4:00pm, 207 E Main Street, Pensacola, FL
UWF Explore Pensacola History and Archaeology Summer Camp, 8:30am-12:30pm, Historic Pensacola Village, Pensacola, FL; Click here for more information
UWF Explore Pensacola History and Archaeology Summer Camp, 8:30am-12:30pm, Historic Pensacola Village, Pensacola, FL; Click here for more information
Independence Day (Observed), FPAN Offices Closed
Introduction to Archaeology For Kids, 10:00-11:00am (EST), Jimmy Weaver Library, 22149 NE SR 20, Hosford, FL
Introduction to Archaeology For Kids, 2:00-3:00pm, Panama City Beach Library, 12500 Hutchison Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL
FPAN Associate Director Dr. Della Scott-Ireton, RPA, was recently awarded one of Florida's highest honors in Historic Preservation: the 2015 Senator Bob Williams Award. Secretary of State Ken Detzner presented the award to Della at the annual Florida Heritage Awards ceremony in Tallahassee on March 11, 2015. This award is named after Senator Bob Williams, an individual who served as Florida's first State Historic Preservation Officer. The Williams Award recognizes those public employees whose service is so exceptional that it has changed the course of historic preservation in Florida.

Congratulations Della!

They are dark, damp, and sometimes dangerous. People have used them for thousands of years. From homes to recreation, the human use of Florida's caves is scattered in front of cave entrances and deep inside their passageways. By mapping and excavating these caves, archaeologists are shedding new light into the dark areas of Florida's past. To learn more about what University of West Florida archaeologists have uncovered in Florida's caves, be sure to visit our Destination Archaeology Resource Center (located in the FPAN Coordinating Center at 207 E. Main Street, Pensacola) when the "Journey into the Dark" exhibit opens later this summer!
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