Campfire Corner Talks
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Local author Marya Repko will read from her new book Women in the Glades
12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m.
Avid outdoorsman Lynwood Scott shares stories of growing up in the Glades and some of his swamp buggy adventures.
12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Big Cypress National Preserve’s new superintendent, Tammy Whittington, shares a few words for the official welcome to this year’s festival.
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Moving Forward to Save Monroe Station. Bob DeGross, Big Cypress National Preserve’s Chief of Interpretation, provides insight on the structure and the next steps to stabilize and restore the building.
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Ever been to the swamp buggy races? Join this program to hear from the 2015 Swamp Buggy Queen & her court about what a swamp buggy is, history of swamp buggy races, and how they became interested in becoming the Swamp Buggy Queen and earning the related scholarships.
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Curious Culture of Florida Crackers: Stories of pioneers in the Big Cypress backwoods. Join Rick Anderson, retired NPS employee, as he tells stories about growing up in the wilds of south Florida along Loop Road.
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn more about the National Park Service’s South Florida Collections Management Center with Bonnie Ciolino, Archivist and Penolope DelBene, Chief of Cultural Resources, Everglades National Park. The two will be discussing the material culture that Seminole War army infantry soldier would have used during enlistment; and some of the future efforts the NPS will be undertaking in locating related sites within Everglades National Park.