Timucuan Preserve to Host Science & History Symposium on January 31st
Contact: Shauna Allen, 904.221.5568
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is hosting the Third Annual Science & History Symposium on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Florida Park Service's Ribault Club on Fort George Island in Jacksonville, Florida. Researchers, students and community members are welcome to attend and learn more about the exciting research projects occurring in the Timucuan Preserve. A variety of presentation topics are offered including archaeological research, natural science inventory and monitoring programs and conservation psychology. The Timucuan Science & History Symposium is sponsored by Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, the Florida Park Service, and the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation.
"Cultural and natural resources have a shared history of over 6,000 years within the Timucuan Preserve," explains Superintendent Barbara Goodman. "The Symposium is one way to connect cultural and natural science researchers, historians, community residents, and park personnel in an effort to communicate the research needs, resources, and protocols within the Timucuan Preserve.
Our partnerships with the Florida Park Service and the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation provide us the opportunity for significantly enhanced public programming and research management." Advance registration is limited in size and only available online until January 28st. General Registration is $40. Students are welcome to attend for a reduced $10 registration fee. A boxed lunch is included with registration. More information on the Symposium and the online link to registration can be found at http://www.nps.gov/timu/naturescience/symposium.htm.
The beautiful Timucuan Preserve is located within the city limits of Jacksonville, Florida. Come experience salt marshes, wildlife, miles of trails, historic sites, and the great outdoors. For more information on the Timucuan Science & History Symposium email TIMU_science@nps.gov.
Did You Know?
The first translation of a Native American language into a European language – Timucuan to Spanish - occurred on lands within the Timucuan Preserve in the late 1500s. Fray Francisco Pareja did this translation at the Catholic mission of San Juan del Puerto on present day Ft. George Island. More...