Sponsored by the Florida Public Archaeology Network, the Southeast Region Center for Public Archaeology at FAU has the following objectives in the south Florida's fast-growing metropolitan area:
Planning outreach and strategies for bringing an understanding of archaeology to diverse publics that include teachers (3-12), city and county governments, developers, scuba diver organizations and associations, etc.
Coordinating the preservation of archaeological knowledge within the urban development framework of southeast Florida
Creating alliances across institutions that can impact the perception of the archaeological resources of the region
Promoting heritage tourism
Developing web-based public archaeology materials targeted for particular stakeholder audiences.
FAU is especially equipped for this mission with the resources of its campuses along the eastern coast of Florida. The Center staffs both terrestrial and marine archaeologists.
For Citizens and Visitors: the Center offers lectures and presentations to learn about the archaeology of Florida. It encourages the preservation and patronage of archaeological sites, on land and underwater, museums & cultural heritage sites.
For Schools and Education Centers: the Center develops lesson plans and modules for the study of archaeology and conducts talks and demonstrations.
For Civic Organizations, Societies, and Clubs: the Center participates in celebrations, meetings and events with heritage themes.
For Location Governments: the Center assists with the evaluation of endangered sites, offers education opportunities for parks employees, provides consultation about cultural resource management, and encourages visitors at local heritage tourism sites.
For the Florida Department of Historical Resources: the Center promotes state sponsored projects, provides educational materials to private schools and public schools, promotes underwater heritage tourism sites, participates in over Florida Archaeology Month events, and provides education to the public at large.