Partnering for Public Education and the Development of an Avocational Maritime Archeological Corps in Biscayne National Park

Author(s): Nicole Grinnan; Charles Lawson

Year: 2016

Summary

In August 2015, the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) and Biscayne National Park collaborated to provide a Submerged Sites Education and Archaeological Stewardship (SSEAS) program in Biscayne National Park for local recreational divers. The SSEAS program is intended to train recreational divers in the methods of non-disturbance archaeological recording in order to provide them with the skills to independently and responsibly perform tasks associated with monitoring and protecting submerged historic sites in Biscayne National Park (and elsewhere), as well as to locate, report locations to land managers, and record undiscovered sites. This paper reflects on the successes of the partnership between FPAN and Biscayne National Park, the efficacy of the 2015 SSEAS program, and avenues for future SSEAS programs to assist the National Park Service in managing submerged cultural resources.

Cite this Record

Partnering for Public Education and the Development of an Avocational Maritime Archeological Corps in Biscayne National Park. Nicole Grinnan, Charles Lawson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434586)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 119