Florida Master Naturalist Program: Coastal Systems

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.

This course is offered twice a year.

2019 Late Winter Dates (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day)
February 8, 15, & 22
March 1, 8, 15


Registration Fees for all 3 days

$275 Attendee Fee with Color Manual
$230 Attendee Fee with USB Drive
$210 Partner Attendee Fee

For more information, visit Florida Master Naturalist Program

Florida Master Naturalist Program: Special Topics
In addition to the Coastal Systems module, MDC offers a selection of FMNP’s Special Topic Courses throughout the year.

Coastal Shoreline Restoration (dates and registration info will be posted here when available)
This course provides training in the restoration of living shorelines, oyster reefs, mangroves, and marsh, with focus on ecology, benefits, methods, and monitoring techniques. People that complete this course will be better prepared to promote and assist with restoration projects.

Environmental Interpretation (dates and registration info will be posted here when available)
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.

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