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Florida Master Naturalist Program Coastal Systems Training

Florida Master Naturalist Program Coastal Systems Training

Milton, Fl.—Learning more about Florida’s natural environment is possible through the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP). The Santa Rosa and Escambia County Sea Grant and Coastal Sustainablity agents will offer this environmental education extension program. The FMNP both informs and prepares individuals to share information about Florida’s natural world.

The Coastal Systems Module includes classroom instruction, field trips, and practical interpretive experience related to the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of coastal systems in Florida.  Field trips will include: the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, Pensacola Beach, Shoreline Park South, Project Greenshores, Bayview Park, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.

Course Dates: This is a condensed course; the course will run from June 15-22 and July 9-11. Classroom sessions will be held at the Escambia County Extension Windstorm Mitigation Building.

Registration: click on current course offerings.  Registration will close June 7, 2012.

Cost: $225.00, which includes 40 contact hours of instruction, a comprehensive student reference workbook, and, upon completion, registration in the UF FMNP database as a Coastal Systems Naturalist. A UF-IFAS certificate of achievement, embroidered FMNP patch, and FMNP Coastal lapel pin also will be provided at completion of the course.

Target Audience: Adults who have an enthusiastic interest in learning more about Florida’s environment are encouraged to participate.

Contact Chris or log onto the official FMNP Web site at

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