Master Naturalist Wildlife Monitoring special topics course April 7-9

March 14, 2014

masternaturalistThe UF/IFAS Okaloosa/Walton County Extension, Florida Sea Grant, and participating organizations throughout the state are offering Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Special Topics modules. The FMNP Special Topics classes are designed to provide detailed information and/or hands-on skills in specific subject areas. As such, the objectives of these courses are to provide participants with additional knowledge and skills to make them more effective educators, citizen scientists, and informed participants when engaging in conservation issues. The knowledge and skills each participant gains from these Special Topics courses will ultimately improve their ability to contribute to environmental education, scientific data collection, and conservation planning efforts.

The Wildlife Monitoring Special Topics Course will be held April 7-9, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with special times for field trips. This course is 24 contact hours, which includes presentations, class discussions and daily field trips. The cost is $150 and includes detailed course manuals, hands-on experience, and registration in an online database that can be used for verification purposes such as might be required for obtaining CEUs, in-service credits, or resumé checks. This program is designed as an environmental education extension program to inform and prepare individuals to share information about Florida’s natural world and environmental history.

Location: TBA – Crestview or Niceville

Registration: now open, http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/wildlife.html

Fee: $150, no previous Master Naturalist Courses required.

For more information contact Brooke Saari UF/IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant by email bsaari@ufl.edu or phone 850-685-7359.