Engaging and Entertaining the Public in South Florida


This is an abstract from the session entitled "Recent Development of Maritime and Historical Archaeology Programs in South Florida" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The Florida Public Archaeology Network's south region has conducted a number of public engagement programs in south Florida to reach over twenty thousand people in the past two years. FPAN's programming focuses on both terrestrial and submerged sites. This dual focus is critical in engaging full-time locals, our part-time residents, and tourists in the state's unique history, and helps to raise awareness about current and exciting research taking place. From classroom visits to kayak tours, FPAN has worked with local communities to help tell the stories that are important to them.

This paper will discuss FPAN's approach to attracting and maintaining different audiences, and encouraging all to be stake-holders in the state's past.

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Engaging and Entertaining the Public in South Florida. Sara Ayers-Rigsby, Mallory Fenn, Rachael Kangas. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457474)


Community public Tourism

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Spatial Coverage

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): 990