Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

The Timucan Ecological & Historical Preserve is one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Filled with over 6,000 years of human history, come and revel in the beautiful salt marshes, costal dunes and hardwood hammocks. The Timucuan Preserve includes Kingsley Plantation and Fort Caroline.


The culture and history of the Preserve stands over the course of 6,000 years. Prior to European contact, there are stories of native people who survived in the Floridian environment. With European settlement coming in to colonize the “New World,” there was an immense struggle between cultures. This extended all the way to the struggles of enslaved African peoples. In addition to the old culture of the area, modern trends are included such as the growing tourism and present efforts to sustain life all while preserving the environment.


The nature of the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve also has a shared history with humans over 6,000 years. These interactions are extremely evident. Without the interaction of human nature, the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve could have been completely unadaltered and persevering much better. Instead, the spoil islands, altered wetlands, and shell middens of the Timucua have been altered from human interaction. Today, it is important that the land is preserved.


The Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve is provides ample information for teachers, adults and children alike to learn more about. For teachers, the website provides lesson plans and more information about planning a field trip to the Preserve. Teachers, please click here http://www.nps.gov/timu/learn/education/index.htm for more information. For children, they can visit the Timucuan Preserve Visitors Center, the Fort Caroline National Memorial Visitors Center, the Theodore Roosevelt Area or Kingsley Plantation for Junior Ranger activities to become an official Timucuan Preserve Junior Ranger! To get started, you will need to pick up an application at Fort Caroline and Kingsley Plantation.


Visit the Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve today! For more information, visit the website here http://www.nps.gov/timu/index.htm.

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