Challenges and Opportunities for the Heritage at Risk Community

Author(s): Sarah Miller

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Case Studies from SHA’s Heritage at Risk Committee" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

In 2016 the Florida Public Archaeology Network (HMS) launched the Heritage Monitoring Scout (HMS Florida) program to engage the public in monitoring sites predicted to be impacted by climate change. Since that time the program continues to grow, and with each year faces new challenges. This paper will discuss initial obstancles to setting up a heritage education program related to climate change, present opportunities that followed in the second and third years of the program, and discuss unintended impacts of the program to date. As the program has origins in conversations building first out of the Public Education and Interpretation Committee and the founding of the Heritage at Risk Committee (HARC), the paper will also discuss goals and mission of HARC and call for future collaborations with other programs facing the same challenges. 

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Challenges and Opportunities for the Heritage at Risk Community. Sarah Miller. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 448959)

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