Florida Master Naturalists Program to offer training about the Gulf Coast

Published on September 12, 2013 with No Comments

Join Escambia and Santa Rosa County Extension agents to learn more about Florida’s natural resources! The Florida Master Naturalist Program is a hands-on learning experience for adults.

The FMNP both informs and prepares individuals to share information about Florida’s natural world and environmental history. Classes will be held most Wednesdays beginning Sept. 18 through Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The $225 registration fee includes field trips, classroom training and materials.

The Coastal Systems Module includes classroom instruction, field trips, and practical interpretive experiences 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 and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Registration: http://www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/and click on current course offerings.  Registration will close September 11.

This class is great for anyone who is interested in learning more about Florida’s environment!

Contact Chris Verlinde at (850) 623-3868 or Carrie Stevenson at (850) 475-5230 for more information.

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