SEAC staff works with national park units of the Southeast Region, spanning from Louisiana to Kentucky to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin islands, to interpret the cultural resources of the National Parks themselves as components of our national heritage. We work with artists, writers, and educators to ensure high quality cultural heritage interpretation programs and products, and provide cultural heritage education and outreach guidance within the NPS Southeast Region for parks, partners, and the public. SEAC works closely with NPS staff, including interpretive rangers, resource management, maintenance, law enforcement, and administration to showcase the archaeology and cultural heritage in their park.
SEAC staff participate in numerous local and regional events throughout the year, ranging from school and summer camp visits and teaching the Boy Scout Archaeology Merit Badge at jamborees to co-hosting and participating in large events and festivals, such as International Archaeology Day, the St. Marks Stone Crab Festival, CoastFest in Brunswick, Georgia, the Wildlife and Heritage Festival, and the Mag Lab Open House, held at the National High Magnetic Laboratory at Florida State University. Our efforts reach over 12,000 people a year. SEAC also maintains an active social media presence, with nearly 1000 Facebook likes and over 500 followers on Twitter. Several of our Tweets have had between 20,000 and 50,000 retweets.
SEAC also participates in the National Park Service’s Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program, where teachers come to SEAC and work with our staff to develop school curricula that uses archeology to help teach core social science, history, math, and natural science concepts and goals.