For our adventure in the Big Woods, WFSU partnered with Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy. Jim Cox, who heads up the Stoddard Bird Lab at tall Timbers, led a group into one of the oldest stands of longleaf pine remaining.
Jim Stevenson of Palmetto Expeditions led our pursuit of water from Tallahassee to Wakulla Springs. WFSU partnered with Palmetto Expeditions and the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park to learn more about issues facing the springshed.
More About Our Partners
The Southern Shakespeare Festival is a year-round professional company which fosters an appreciation of the arts through the works of Shakespeare by partnering with universities and other non-profits to provide education curricula, community workshops, and a free Shakespeare Festival at Cascades Park in Tallahassee, Florida.
In 2015, The Southern Shakespeare Festival will be presenting A Midsummers Night’s Dream. Three, free, family-friendly theatrical performances and a soon- to-be annual renaissance festival will take place this year on the weekend of April 17th – 19th, 2015 at Cascades Park all to engage diverse segments of the public and to foster a love of Shakespeare.
For additional information, please visit their website: southernshakespearefestival.org
Tall Timbers is a widely regarded information resource for the areas of fire ecology, game bird management, vertebrate ecology and forestry. The Research Station is recognized as the home of the study of fire ecology and is an advocate to protect the right to use prescribed fire for land management. In 1990, the Red Hills Conservation Association was formed as a program of Tall Timbers to conserve working lands that are used for forestry, agricultural, and recreational hunting. It focused its conservation efforts in the Red Hills Region located between Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia. Now known as the Tall Timbers Land Conservancy (TTLC), the land trust has expanded its service area, particularly in southwest Georgia, with projects that further Tall Timbers’ broader research mission. The results have allowed TTLC to become the largest regional land trust in Florida and Georgia.
For additional information, please visit their website: talltimbers.org
Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park is nonprofit, tax exempt and incorporated in the State of Florida. We are volunteers who work closely with park management to safeguard our unique and wonderful spring. We meet in the Wakulla Springs Lodge on the first Wednesday every month. Visitors are welcome. We especially welcome lovers of Florida’s fresh water springs, sinkholes, manatees, alligators, wading and other birds and all who are enthralled at this outstanding opportunity to visit a unique natural attraction! For more visit: wakullasprings.org.
Palmetto Expeditions offers customized and pre-arranged guided nature and heritage tours, river paddling tours, guiding/outfitter services, wildlife/nature inspired art, outdoor wedding officiant services, accommodation referral, and other related guest services for visitors to Wakulla County, FL and the Big Bend Scenic Byway. Most tours are conducted by professionally trained Certified Green Guides, graduates of the Tallahassee Community College Wakulla Environmental Institute. Our Certified Green Guides can enrich your excursion through their shared knowledge and personal experience. Return back home with a rekindled spirit. Discover how special & unique this part of North Florida truly is!
Learn more at palmettoexpeditions.com.
Coordinator of Educational Outreach
Other Sources of Information
A Song of Protection for Wakulla Springs: EcoShakespeare (2/11/15 - WFSU-TV)
Foraging and the Magic of Plants: EcoShakespeare (2/4/15 - WFSU-TV)
Clearcutting the Longleaf Forest: EcoShakespeare (1/28/15 - WFSU-TV)
WFSU Perspectives: Shakespeare Festival (1/8/15 - WFSU-FM)
Auditioning for Shakespeare (12/24/14 - Tallahassee Democrat)
Did Shakespeare write his plays? The Eco-Answer (12/17/14 - WFSU Ecology Blog)
Southern Shakespeare and WFSU team up to shoot segments (11/10/14 - Tallahassee Democrat)