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.
Registration is now open for this year’s summer junior archaeology camp which is designed for children with an interest in prehistory and history as well as learning how early people interacted with their environment. Campers will learn about the importance of archaeology and will gain understanding about early natural resources that were necessary for life in the Tampa Bay region. Highlights include guest experts, tour of an archaeological site, hands-on archaeology, lab analysis, pottery making, atlatl adventure, and earning the certificate of Tommy the Tortoise, Junior Archaeologist. To register, visit Special Events.