Florida Master Naturalist – Environmental Interpretation Class

Sept. 28th – Sept. 30th
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. each day

This course is designed to make participants better environmental interpreters and educators so that others may learn about Florida’s natural history and conservation issues.

It will cover concepts such as the fundamentals of interpretation, key elements of an effective interpretive program, how to create themes, sub-messages and transitions, group management, addressing diverse audience needs, developing interpretive displays and practicing interpretive techniques.

Registration Fees
$175 Attendee Fee with Color Manual
$155 Attendee Fee with USB Drive
$140 Partner Attendee Fee

To register visit the Florida Master Naturalist Website

Optional Nocturnal Discoveries Experience*
Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 6-10 p.m.

Join us for a special event prior to the FMNP’s Environmental Interpretation class at the Marine Discovery Center. We’ll meet & greet and get our feet wet early for an optional Nocturnal Discoveries tour on
Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Our boat will take us to a relaxing dinner at Outriggers restaurant, followed by a trip to the mouth of Callalisa Creek for lighted, underwater fish viewing. We’ll then move on to nearby Chicken Island for a night-time explorative walk. Please wear closed-toe water shoes.

Cost: $40 (dinner price not included)
*Currently our Nocturnal Discoveries Experience is open only to registrants of the FMN Environmental Interpretation Program. Depending on availability, this experience may be opened to the public at a later date

Florida Master Naturalist – Coastal Systems

This course is offered  in Spring and Fall. Our Fall 2017 class is currently full. Please visit the Florida Master Naturalist website for more information

This 6-day module provides instruction through classroom, field trip, and practical experience on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Coastal Systems in Florida – Coastal Uplands, Estuarine, and the various Nearshore Marine Environments. The program also addresses society’s role in coastal areas, develops naturalist interpretation skills, and discusses environmental ethics.

Attendance Fee for All 6 Days:
$275 with course manual – Includes hard copy
$230 with USB Drive – Contains PDFs of the manual and supplemental materials.
$210 Partner Attendee Fee – Individuals who wish to share the course manual with another core module participant may register at a reduced rate. One partner must register at the full attendance fee in order for the other to qualify for this reduced fee.

To register visit the Florida Master Naturalist Website