Below are events and classes you can enjoy at any time by clicking on the links provided.

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Bringing Nature Home

https://youtu.be/MspwcC896bA

You may have heard of the alarming decline of all kinds of wildlife across the world and wished there was something you could do about it. You can!  Grow native plants! The whole Web of Life starts with native plants. Beth Grant, Thomasville naturalist, presents this program based on Dr. Doug Tallamy’s book, Bringing Nature Home. Beth Grant is the lead gardener at Cherokee Pollinator Garden, in Thomasville, GA, founder and president of Friends of Lost Creek Forest, and was lead volunteer at Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve for over 10 years. Virtual class on Zoom.

Water – Liquid Gold part 1

https://youtu.be/z11qeXempt4

Water is our most precious natural resource. There are substitutes for the use of petroleum, coal, metals – we can even live for a few months without sunlight, as in northern Alaska or Antarctica. But imagine no water for a fraction of that time! Florida Professional Geologist, Joe Haberfeld, will examine our water supply sources, the primary uses of water, and drinking water treatment. What happens after water is used? It becomes wastewater and must be treated and disposed of with care to minimize the effect on our environment, including the water resources that we use for drinking water. Water treatment and disposal options will be presented. We will also look at the birth of the environmental movement, environmental regulations, case studies, hot topics, and items of local interest.

Part 1 covers: The Water Cycle, water sources, water use, drinking water treatment, and types of waste water.

Water – Liquid Gold part 2

https://youtu.be/9ItmIDJhmOc

Water is our most precious natural resource. There are substitutes for the use of petroleum, coal, metals – we can even live for a few months without sunlight, as in northern Alaska or Antarctica. But imagine no water for a fraction of that time! Florida Professional Geologist, Joe Haberfeld, will examine our water supply sources, the primary uses of water, and drinking water treatment. What happens after water is used? It becomes wastewater and must be treated and disposed of with care to minimize the effect on our environment, including the water resources that we use for drinking water. Water treatment and disposal options will be presented. We will also look at the birth of the environmental movement, environmental regulations, case studies, hot topics, and items of local interest.

Part 2 covers: The treatment of wastewater, disposal options for wastewater, the environmental movement, environmental regulations, case studies, and local interest.

Art of Greece part 1

https://youtu.be/1duN1jBTpTI

Greece produced art of the highest quality from about 3000 BC to 300 AD. Artist and world traveler, Tom Friedman will virtually take us to noteworthy museums in Greece and explore the different periods of art. The various Greek civilizations created a rich variety of art, including statues, wall paintings, pottery, and metal work. We will look at major antiquity museums and sites of Greece; Athens (the Acropolis and National Archeological Museums), Delphi (home of the famous oracle) and the islands of Delos and Santorini. We will set the social and political climate for each period of Greek art to enhance our appreciation of that art whether from the Prehistoric, Dark Age, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. Of course, no presentation of Ancient Greek art would be complete without an examination of the eruption of the Santorini volcano which preserved an enormous variety of Prehistorical art that would otherwise not exist today.  (It should be noted that unlike Pompei in Italy, the Greeks heeded the pre-eruption earthquakes and left before the big event!)

Part 1 covered art from the islands of Delos and Santorini.

Art of Greece part 2

https://youtu.be/G8y2ZHdCyUE

Greece produced art of the highest quality from about 3000 BC to 300 AD. Artist and world traveler, Tom Friedman will virtually take us to noteworthy museums in Greece and explore the different periods of art. The various Greek civilizations created a rich variety of art, including statues, wall paintings, pottery, and metal work. We will look at major antiquity museums and sites of Greece; Athens (the Acropolis and National Archeological Museums), Delphi (home of the famous oracle) and the islands of Delos and Santorini. We will set the social and political climate for each period of Greek art to enhance our appreciation of that art whether from the Prehistoric, Dark Age, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. Of course, no presentation of Ancient Greek art would be complete without an examination of the eruption of the Santorini volcano which preserved an enormous variety of Prehistorical art that would otherwise not exist today.  (It should be noted that unlike Pompei in Italy, the Greeks heeded the pre-eruption earthquakes and left before the big event!)

Part 2 covered art from Athens and the National Museums.

Shipwrecks: The Spanish Plate Fleets of 1715 and 1733

https://youtu.be/sOyLMGBnAF0

MicheThe Spanish Plate Fleets lost off the coast of Florida have long evoked awe and fascination. Named the “Plate Fleets” for the plata (silver) coins they carried, the remains of these fleets weave an archaeological tale of international trade, colonialism, piracy, high seas adventure, and tragedy. Beyond the gold and silver that was scattered on the sea floor, the wrecks of the Plate Fleets provide insight into the economy of the Spanish empire and maritime culture of the 18th century. Many of the artifacts recovered from these wrecks are managed by the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research and are on exhibit in museums across the state. Join archaeological collections manager Marie Prentice as she highlights some of these artifacts from the State’s collection.