The Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE) is a non-profit organization (501C3) that has as its goal to promote and facilitate long-term archaeological research, scientific exploration and public education at the Weedon Island Preserve and the adjacent gulf coast region. Our Officers and Advisory Board include professional archaeologists and interested lay persons. AWIARE exists to promote and facilitate archaeological research, scientific exploration, and public education focusing on the Weedon Island Preserve and adjacent Gulf Coast. AWIARE embraces the values of responsible scientific archaeological research and the public benefits of archaeology. AWIARE has set goals in three areas: research, education and operations.
New Exhibit: “NAVIGATING TAMPA BAY’S MARITIME PAST” at Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center: The new exhibit, “Navigating Tampa Bay’s Maritime Past”, features the ancient dugout canoe discovered at Weedon Island. It is on permanent display at Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center.