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UF/IFAS Extension: Freshwater Core Module: Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP)

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— REGISTRATION CLOSES 10 a.m. February 22, 2019 —

NOTE: Registration for this course is handled by the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Please visit for more details and to register.

Cost for this 40-hour course is $275, and enrollment is limited to 16 students.

The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is an adult education UF/IFAS Extension program developed by the University of Florida and provided by many Extension offices and participating organizations throughout the state of Florida. FMNP training will benefit those interested in learning more about Florida's environment or wishing to increase their knowledge for use in education programs as volunteers, employees, ecotourism guides, and others.

For more information on FMNP:

FMNP: Freshwater Systems Core Module Course

Schedule and Topics (note that some days class starts at 9am, and other days at 8am)

  • Feb 27: Oscar Scherer State Park: Introdcution, Freshwater ecology, Field trip

  • March 4: Extension office: Fish, Reptiles, Amphibians, Herbaceous wetlands

  • March 6: Celery Fields: Field trip, Birds, Florida's swamps

  • March 8: Extension office: Permanent wetlands, Invertebrates, Lake sampling

  • March 11: Extension office: Ethics, Mammals and field trip to Stoneybrook

  • March 13: Myakka River State Park: Wetland hike and Group presentations

Instructors: Dr. Katherine Clements, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County ecology and natural resources educator, and Abbey Tyrna, PhD, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County water resources agent.

For more information, call 941-861-9822 or email

If you require special accommodations to attend one of our events, please contact us in advance at 941-861-5000 or

NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.

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