Master Naturalist (FMNP) Coastal Systems Course from January 11 – March 8, 2021.
The course is a combination of online classes, self-lead experiences, and practical experiences. Attendees should register before January 6, 2021.
Online FMNP courses offer great flexibility. As long as you have access to coastal ecosystems, for self-lead experiences, you can take this course anywhere in Florida.
Through classroom, field trips, and practical experience, this course provides instruction on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Coastal Systems in Florida – Coastal Uplands, Estuarine, and Nearshore Marine Environments. The program also addresses society’s role in coastal areas, develops naturalist interpretation skills, and discusses environmental ethics.
The total training consists of 40 contact hours, the scheduling of which will vary among different instructors. The only requirements of students are enthusiasm, attendance, and completion of group final projects. Classroom learning includes four instructional videos and 12 presentations. Outside of the classroom (virtual or in-person), participants will engage in hands-on field activities related to the course units.
“I’m excited that ELC is once again offering Florida Master Naturalist Program courses. These courses are fantastic for those that take a great interest in the natural world as they offer an in-depth look at Florida’s amazing ecosystems. I love that the FMNP encourages class participants
to share their knowledge with neighbors, family, and friends. This sharing of knowledge is such a great way to promote awareness and connection to our natural resources,” said Sara Piotter, Senior Environmental Educator.
The last day of registration is January 6, 2021. You can register online and view the tentative course agenda.
- Lead and Point of Contact: Sara Piotter
- Organization: Environmental Learning Center
- Phone: 772-589-5050 x111
- Email: [email protected]
- Associate: Amy Shea
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