GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center
505 Guana River Rd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
The GTM Research Reserve, in conjunction with the Florida Public Archaeology Network, will celebrate National Archaeology Day with special event at the Environmental Education Center. Visitors can enjoy a guided trail hike that will highlight cultural history, learn about archaeology in Northeast Florida and test their own archaeology skills during the Archaeolympics. The event is on October 20th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with the hike starting at 9 a.m.
Sarah Miller, Director of the Northeast Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network will discuss the basics of archaeology in a presentation entitled “Fantastic Archaeology: Florida Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries.” She will focus on the misuse and abuse of Florida’s past as well as discuss a few unsolved mysteries. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in the auditorium.
The GTM Research Reserve will also unveil a new display in the exhibit hall that features information on native peoples who lived on the Guana Peninsula and a collection of their ceramics. The artifacts were collected on the peninsula during the 1950s by William Evenden and Fred Williams and donated to the State of Florida in 2005. The case will be a permanent addition.