Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 5, 2020 – Timucuan Parks Foundation and AARP are hosting a virtual event as part of their Healthy Living: Fresh Air, Fitness, Friendship and Fun series. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF Professor of Anthropology, will be leading “The Archaeology and Indigenous History of the Isle of Sarabay (today’s Big Talbot Island).” The free event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Ashley, who has been leading archaeological digs at the state park, will be taking participants on a tour of Big Talbot Island’s Native American history with an emphasis on the Grand Shell Ring from AD 1000 and the Mocama Timucua Village of Sarabay which existed in AD 1500-1610.
Healthy Living: The Isle of Sarabay is a free event but registration is required and can be done at timucuanparks.org/healthy-living. Once registered, participants will be given a link to join the conversation via Zoom.
The Healthy Living series is a partnership between TPF and AARP and is designed to promote healthy living and the therapeutic effects of the local parks and preserves.
For more information, contact Timucuan Parks Foundation, at [email protected] or call (904) 374-1107.
About Timucuan Parks Foundation
The Timucuan Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that preserves, promotes and enhances Jacksonville’s natural areas through community engagement, education and enjoyment. The foundation originated in 1999 with the Preservation Project Jacksonville, Inc. to identify and assist in acquiring the most vulnerable and environmentally sensitive lands in Duval County. The acquisition of lands created the largest urban park system in the United States. The Timucuan Parks Foundation works with its park partners, including the National Park Service, Florida State Parks and the City of Jacksonville, to promote environmental stewardship, the health benefits of the parks and preserves, and an appreciation for Jacksonville’s special outdoor spaces. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org.