Healthy Living: Fresh Air, Fitness, Friendship, and Fun
Numerous studies have shown that as we grow older, our health may decline from lack of exercise and, more importantly, loneliness and isolation. Join Timucuan Parks Foundation and AARP Jacksonville for virtual walks featuring Jacksonville’s parks and preserves and learn about the physical and mental benefits of recreating outdoors.
The Healthy Living walks are now virtual on Zoom. Free and open to all ages, but registration required below.
** VIRTUAL TOUR ON ZOOM **
Healthy Living: The Isle of Sarabay
The Archaeology and Indigenous History of Today’s Big Talbot Island
Tuesday, October 6
9:30 – 11:00 AM
We are pleased to be hosting Keith Ashley, UNF Professor of Anthropology, who will be presenting, “The Archaeology and Indigenous History of the Isle of Sarabay (today’s Big Talbot Island).” He will be taking us on a tour of the rich Native American history of Big Talbot Island State Park, with special emphasis on the Grand Shell Ring (AD 1000) and the Mocama Timucua village of Sarabay (AD 1500-1610).
Keith is a dynamic speaker and we’re excited to get an update on the work he and his students are doing up on Big Talbot Island.
Registration is required below.
This is a virtual presentation on Zoom. The Zoom meeting details will be emailed to attendees the day before.
Our popular Healthy Living walk series in partnership with AARP Jacksonville gets folks outdoors to explore new parks, meet new people, and enjoy low-impact exercise.
Mark Woods, columnist for The Florida Times-Union, talks about spending one year in the national parks, working on a project about the future of the parks. His journey started with a January 1 sunrise in Maine’s Acadia National Park and ended with a December 31 sunset in Hawaii’s Haleakala National Park. In the middle of the journey, Mark lost his mother—an event that changed the year, his project and subsequent book, Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks.
You can view the Zoom recording here.