Scouts Can Earn Their Archaeological Merit Badge at Weedon Island Preserve
Area Boy Scouts have a rare opportunity to earn the Archaeology Merit Badge during Archaeology Scout Day at Weedon. The workshop, sponsored by the Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society, takes place Saturday, June 19, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It's packed with activities to satisfy most merit badge requirements.
Participants will sift through the past, explore a modern trash heap, create pottery and learn about area archaeological sites. Cost of the workshop is $15. Participants should call (727) 453-6500 for more information and to register.
Managed by the Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management's Environmental Lands Division, Weedon Island Preserve protects more than 3,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 1800 Weedon Drive N.E. in St. Petersburg. The preserve is open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, from 7:00 a.m. to 15 minutes before sunset. It offers many outdoor activities, including: walking trails, a fishing pier, and canoe/kayak launch
The Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center welcomes visitors Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The center is closed Sunday through Wednesday and holidays. The center features the permanent exhibit, Connecting People and Place, which is an art-inspired, hands-on educational approach to the area's history, ecology, and people. The center also hosts a wide range of programs and events for people of all ages.
To learn more about Weedon Island Preserve or to register for programs and seminars, visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org or call (727) 453-6500. For more information on Pinellas County's Environmental Lands Division, visit www.pinellascounty.org/environment or call (727) 453-6900.
Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this class you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Prior to two working days before the class, please contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater, or call (727) 464-4062 (Voice/TDD).
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