Calusa Days 2016

Calusa Days poster
Calusa Days


Join park staff and archaeologists to explore the deep and incredible history of the ancient Ten Thousand Islands.

Celebrate our main Calusa Days event on March 19, 2016 at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center area of Everglades National Park. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Do you know how to use an atlatl? Wait, what's an atlatl?
  • How do we know what we know? Join archaeologists to uncover the amazing stories of the past.

Event details: Ranger programs and 2-hour canoe trips will be held on the hour (last trip starts at 2:00 p.m.) and exhibits and activities throughout the day.

For more information and reservations, call 239-695-3311

Gulf Coast Visitor Center
815 Oyster Bar Ln
Everglades City, Florida

Making pottery out of clay
Pottery workshop

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Schedule of Events

March 14th - March 18th

11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Gulf Coast Ranger Programs featuring the Calusa will be offered.
Or see the programs back to back on March 19th.

Programs are free of charge! No Reservations Required

March 17th

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
"4,000 Years in the making: Prehistoric Pottery Workshop for Adults"

Join Rachael Kangas from Florida Public Archaeology Network to learn how archaeologists use pottery to learn about prehistoric cultures. You will try your hand at making a pot using the same building and decorating techniques as the Calusa over 1,000 years ago!

*Reservations are Required* Call 239-695-3311 for more information

March 15th - March 17th

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Listen to local author Marya Repko tell stories about the Ten Thousand Islands.

No Reservations Required

March 19th
See the Ten Thousand Islands for yourself. Join a ranger for a 2-hour canoe trip.
Trips go out at 10:00 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. / 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m.

*Reservations are Required* This event is free of charge! Canoe trips will be held on the hour (last program starts at 2:00 p.m.)

**Note: Due to the strenuous nature of paddling, this activity requires previous paddling and swimming experience**

Or purchase a Mangrove Wilderness Tour from Everglades National Park Boat Tours at

Last updated: March 16, 2016

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