Increasing Ocean Literacy and Citizen Science Opportunities for Submerged Cultural Resources in Florida

Author(s): Sarah Miller; Jeneva Wright

Year: 2018

Summary

In 2016 the Florida Public Archaeology Network launched a new program Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) to increase scientific literacy among the public on impacts to cultural sites by climate change. More than 200 HMS volunteers monitored over 200 sites, both terrestrial and submerged. This paper will share results from the first year of the site stewardship program and take a critical look at how to increase ocean literacy, expand underwater citizen science opportunities, and raise awareness of impacts of climate change on submerged cultural resources. 

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Increasing Ocean Literacy and Citizen Science Opportunities for Submerged Cultural Resources in Florida. Sarah Miller, Jeneva Wright. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441433)

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 289