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Master Naturalist Program

The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is an adult education program developed by the University of Florida (UF) and provided by participating organizations. FMNP training will benefit persons interested in learning more about Florida’s environment, seeking educational contact hours, or wishing to increase their knowledge for use in education programs as volunteers, employees, and ecotourism guides. The program includes courses in three subject areas – Freshwater Wetlands, Coastal Systems and Upland Habitats.

In each Module you will learn through classroom, field trip, and practical experience, and be provided instruction on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of the environments covered. The program also addresses society's role in natural areas, develops naturalist interpretation skills, and discusses environmental ethics. 

Each module is a stand alone program and graduates of each program are recognized (certificates of achievement, pins) as Coastal, Wetlands, or Upland naturalists. Special recognition for completion of all three programs will include a special Florida Master Naturalist certificate and pin. Please click the link below for a video about The Florida Master Naturalist Program


Coastal Module

June 2-23 2015

Coastal Module: More Info

Wetlands Module

October 17-November 20 2015

Wetlands Module: More Info

Upland Module


Uplands Module: More Info

If you have any questions, you may contact
Betty Staugler at 941.764.4346
or you can register at the following link:
FMNP Registation