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Many thanks to the supporters of the Timucuan Symposium whose sponsorship provides research grants for students and helped underwrite this event:
  • University of North Florida
  • Jacksonville University
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks
Thank you to everyone who attended the symposium: national and state park personnel, city personnel, educators, scientists, students and citizens who joined together in scientific fellowship to expand their knowledge of the natural and historical resources of the Timucuan Preserve.
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“Connect with and create the next generation of park scientists, historians and researchers”

The National Park Service invites you to the 8th Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Science and History Symposium on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island in Jacksonville, Florida. Check-in opens at 8:00 a.m. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Cultural and natural resources have a shared history of over 6,000 years within the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The interaction between nature and humans is evident…from the spoil islands to the altered wetlands, from the shell middens of the Theodore Roosevelt Area to the tabby structures of Kingsley Plantation and from the boat docks of neighboring subdivisions to the introduction of exotic animals and plants. The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a place where natural and cultural resources connect.

The Science and History Symposium is a place to:

  • Connect natural and cultural researchers, community residents, and National Park Service personnel at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
  • Identify partners for conducting research within the Preserve
  • Share success stories of researchers who have contributed to the management and interpretation of the Preserve’s resources
  • Communicate about the resources, research opportunities, and protocols of the Preserve.

Location: Ribault Club, 11241 Fort George Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226

For inquiries, please email or phone 904-374-1107.

The 2020 Symposium materials are available only in electronic form. Below are the final Agenda and Presenter Abstracts and Biographies in PDF:

2020 Timucuan Symposium Agenda FINAL