WUAA Participates in Many Events Throughout Each Year
Greetings WUAA members and affiliates. On behalf of the Wisconsin Underwater Archeological Association, I’d like to extend our gratitude for your ongoing support and interest in this organization and our mission to foster a greater understanding for and appreciation of Wisconsin’s maritime heritage.
2019 began with our annual Action Planning Meeting on January 26 in Fond du Lac, WI, where board members outlined the goals and strategies for the year. A sincere thank you should be extended to all our board members who volunteer their time, energy and talents to keep this Association afloat.
Save the date on your calendar for the WUAA Symposium on Saturday October 26th at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay.
The annual event brings together underwater archaeologists, maritime historians, divers, and Great Lakes enthusiasts for a stimulating day of presentations about maritime history and underwater archaeology in Wisconsin waters and beyond.
Registration is $20 and is open to the public.
INTRODUCTION TO UNDERWATER
July 7, 2018 (10am-5pm)
The Wisconsin Underwater Archeological Association (WUAA) www.wuaa.org is pleased to announce an underwater archaeology training workshop in partnership with the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) based in Portsmouth, UK. Internationally recognized, the NAS program provides the knowledge and skills to help people get involved with maritime archaeology projects in Wisconsin and around the world.
( www.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org )
This one-day workshop offers an introduction to maritime archaeology, combining a mixture of classroom and practical sessions. The course aims to promote archaeology more broadly, but to also provide specific content that pertains to Great Lakes maritime history. This introduction course will also introduce topics such as dating methods used in archaeology, artifact identification, as well as how current legislation applies to our underwater cultural heritage.
By the end of the day participants will:
- Have been introduced to the basic principles and scope of maritime archaeology.
- Be able to analyze and create 2D scale illustrations of underwater archaeological sites.
- Have an understanding of your rights and responsibilities concerning underwater heritage in Wisconsin.
- Be qualified to pursue further NAS credits, which apply to future conferences and higher-level training courses.v
Where: Diver’s Realm | 900 S Westland Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
Tuition: $85 | Includes Specialized Training, Course Materials, NAS Certification Card
Registration: Online at www.wuaa.org
Or fill out the registration page and send to:
WUAA | Training Workshop| P.O. Box 921 Neenah, WI 54957
Ghost Ships Festival (March) - Divers and maritime history enthusiasts gather for a weekend of fascinating presentations on numerous topics within the realm of Great Lakes history and shipwreck diving. Various hands-on workshops are also conducted. An exhibitor hall hosts many Great Lakes entities, including dive shops, dive charters, and historical organizations. WUAA holds a booth yearly at this exciting event, in which visitors can learn about the recent projects and trainings we have held, as well as those that are upcoming.