The Florida Public Archaeology Network often partners with other organizations to develop education and outreach strategies related to archaeological research.
Learn more about our projects below.
Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) is a public engagement program focused on tracking changes to archaeological sites at risk, particularly those impacted by climate change in the form of erosion and sea level rise.
The 2017 Tidally United Summit raises awareness about how climate change will impact archaeological and culturally important sites, as well as how the loss of these sites will affect communities.
In 2014 and 2015, FPAN and the University of West Florida worked with the City of Pensacola, local cemetery stewards, and a variety of community organizations to help ensure that Penascola's historic cemeteries were properly protected and preserved for the benefit of future generations. The outcome of this project was a manual detailing best practices for sound conservation and management of the city's historic cemeteries. Although this guide is specific to Pensacola, the practices discussed in detail can easily be applied to cemeteries across Florida and the U.S.
In 2007, FPAN partnered with several research, management, and private sector organizations to investigate the Mardi Gras Shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico. Working in 4,000 feet of water, the project was, at that time, the deepest scientific archaeological excavation ever attempted. FPAN developed a webpage for the project to bring results of the investigation to the public.
FPAN is pleased to partner with the University of West Florida and John the Baptist Church on a grant project entitled By These Hands: The Vernacular Markers of Pensacola's Historic African American Cemeteries. Click to explore these amazing "outdoor museums" that feature handmade markers created by local craftsmen and artists, and learn more about the city's historic cemeteries.