Floridians have an extensive relationship with water – from the food we eat, to our favorite pastimes, to the industries that flourish here, and to our changing and diverse population. Humanities and the Sunshine State: (Re)Discovering Florida’s Waters is a one-week residential academic program (June 12-18) for rising high school juniors and seniors that explores what the humanities teach us about the cultural, social, and economic significance of water in Florida life. Our week will include visits to archives and museums; fieldtrips to Florida springs, Cedar Key, and Rosewood; hands-on demonstrations of digital research methods; and social activities around the UF campus. While discovering how our interactions with water have shaped our past and are critical to our future, students will also enjoy a meaningful college experience on the UF campus.
Motivated students interested in learning beyond their traditional high school classroom are encouraged to apply. All high school academic concentrations and career interests are welcome. For more information including application materials and costs, please visit the Center for Precollegiate Education and Training website: https://www.cpet.ufl.edu/students/humanities/. Need-based scholarships are available. For more information about research conducted in this seminar, please review the IRB consent form.
Support for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional funding from the Rothman Endowment of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611