Florida Master Naturalist course offered starting March 14

Freshwater Systems core module course offered

The Florida Extension Service is offering their Florida Master Naturalist Freshwater Systems core module course in Okaloosa and Walton counties March 14 through April 11, 2017. Instructors from Okaloosa and Walton counties are pleased to announce open registration through March 8.

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

To see the agenda or register click here.

The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program is to increase awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida’s natural world among Florida’s citizens and visitors.  For more information, please go to http://www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/

Through classroom, field trip, and practical experience, the Freshwater module provides instruction on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Freshwater Systems in Florida – Marshes, Swamps, and Permanent Wetlands (Lakes, Rivers, Springs, and Streams). The program also addresses society’s role in wetlands, 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. There is no comprehensive examination required. Classroom learning includes four instructional videos and 12 presentations.

The students will attend classes at three locations:
Timpoochee 4-H Youth Camp
4750 Timpoochee Ln., Niceville, FL 32578

Jackson Guard – Eglin AFB Natural Resources
107 Hwy 85 N, Niceville, FL, 32578

UF/IFAS Extension Walton County
732 N 9th St, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Tiu, lgtiu@ufl.edu

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