Event Photography


10 Little-Known Facts About the Hillsborough River

Kevin McCarthy

Dr. Kevin McCarthy, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Florida: “10 Little-known Facts About the Hillsborough River.” This event was held in the USF Patel Center Auditorium. Dr. McCarthy discussed little-known but important details that explain the river’s history. Following his talk, guests enjoyed a reception and digital displays of historic photos.





A Year-Long Engagement with the Hillsborough River

Laura Runge

Dr. Laura Runge teaches in the USF Department of English and is currently writing a nature memoir entitled, A Year-long Engagement with the Hillsborough River: A Woman at Midlife Finds her Place. Over the course of thirteen months, from January 2010 to January 2011, Runge visited the river at several different sites, taking photographs, and charting a contemplative practice of observation and understanding of the local watershed. She read from her manuscript and shared her photos on Oct. 30, 2012.



Fellow Travelers: Spaniards and Natives on Florida's Early Trails

Philip Levy

Dr. Philip Levy teaches in the USF Department of History and researches a range of topic including Native guides and colonial European travelers, the cross-cultural meaning of rattlesnake encounters, maritime cannibalism, early Virginia landscapes and built environments, and even Florida tourism and evolutionary theory. Dr. Levy was an invited speaker at the Temple Terrace Preservation Society's monthly meeting, where he discussed “Fellow Travelers: Spaniards and Natives on Florida’s Early Trails.”



Florida Public Archaeology Day


The Florida Public Archaeology Network's mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation, study and public understanding of Florida's archaeological heritage through regional centers. On Nov. 3, the local chapter hosted a Public Archaeology Day with educational events for the whole family.



Hillsborough River Guided Canoe Paddle

Hadrian Alegarbes

Hadrian Alegarbes, River Guide, lead a canoe paddle on the river, starting at USF Riverfront Park. Topics included: How Florida was found by "Lost" people, glaciers, how wild boar, maple trees, and Brazilian pepper end up here, and why you should be a crazy advocate for native plants.