Articles by Danielle Filjon


A Heritage and Ecosystem at Risk

By: Danielle Filjon A collaboration of science and archaeological studies at the Guana-Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) reserve proves to unite ancient heritage with natural conservation. Researcher Sarah Miller and Dr. Lori Lee with Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) and Flagler College are part of a team…



The Design of a Better Future in Haiti

By Danielle Filjon Motivated by the many tragic events and disasters that have shaken the nation of Haiti, Flagler College Assistant Professor Chris Smith has started using his knowledge of graphic design and virtual learning to better the lives of Haitian students looking for marketable…



Using the humble oyster to save our shores

By Danielle Filjon Like many coastal areas, St. Augustine is familiar with the sight of eroded shorelines after a major storm. Along with destroying homes, erosion also damages vulnerable ecosystems, leaving every aspect of the coast affected by hurricanes and tropical storms. But a tiny…


A Crime of Opportunity

By: Danielle Filjon In a bustling tourist town, a bike is many residents’ vehicle of choice. Bicycles provide a perfect crime and getaway for many other St. Augustine residents as well. Bike theft is St. Augustine’s most common crime, with bike thefts reported 1-3 times…


Kai Kai Farm: A Veggie Oasis

By: Danielle Filjon Between rows of fresh crops, across acres of eucalyptus trees, lies the lush beauty of Kai Kai Farm. Every season yields a new bounty, and for over 18 years, Kai Kai Farm has been producing fresh vegetables, being the epicenter of special…


Eco Tourism’s Impact on the Oldest City

By Danielle Filjon “I knew that I had to do something because if nobody did anything, St. Augustine would be lost,” said Zach McKenna of St. Augustine Eco Tours. Mckenna, a Flagler College alumni, is a boat captain, tour guide, kayak guide, researcher, and a…