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Ethnobotany and Archaeology Open House

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Ethnobotany and Archaeology Open House. See ancient artifacts and learn about the prehistoric and modern uses of native plants as a part of the Weedon Island Preserve’s celebration of Florida Archaeology Month! All ages welcome.

  • Learn how indigenous Floridians used native plants as an everyday resource in the “Florida Native Plants Through Time” exhibit and demonstration. Exhibit designer and plant expert, Ben Metcantade, will be on-hand to answer questions and demonstrate how the plants were used. See a hands-on demonstration on fiber-thread making from the native yucca plant. In addition, find out which native plants were popular in the 19th century though the present time. The exhibit also features native plants, books and resources on sustainable design and the importance of pollinators.
  • Meet Weedon Island’s archaeologists and see their displays of artifacts, tools and other items.
  • Bring your own fossils and artifacts to be identified and their uses determined by on-site archaeology experts.

Registration is not required and tickets will not be needed to attend. If this event page shows as “sold out” you are still welcome to attend. However, parking is limited at the Preserve so registration is strongly recommended.

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Stay until 2:00 p.m. for the free lecture The Origins of Tampa Bay. Learn about Tampa Bay’s origins from the recent studies of an archaeological panel in the fields of paleoenvironment, Indigenous ecology, and history. Register here!

Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in this class you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Prior to 14 business days before the class, please submit your request to accommodations@pinellas.gov and weedonisland@pinellas.gov.

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