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Florida Master Naturalist Program holds Wetlands Systems Training

Join Escambia and Santa Rosa County Extension agents to learn more about Florida’s natural resources. The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is a hands-on outdoor learning experience for adults that informs and prepares individuals to share information about Florida’s natural world and environmental history. This is a 40-hour class will meet most Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 24 through May 12. Registration ranges from $230 to $295, which includes field trips, classroom training and materials.

The freshwater wetlands module includes classroom instruction, field trips and practical interpretive experiences related to the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife and conservation issues of wetland systems in Florida. Field trips will include: Yellow River Marsh State Park, Splinter Hill Pitcher Plant Bog, Arcadia Mill Archeological Site, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and Roy Hyatt Environmental Center.

Register online by March 19 at conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/fs20-07.html. For more information, contact Chris Verlinde at chrismv@ufl.edu or (850) 623-3868 or Rick O’Conner at roc1@ufl.edu or (850) 475-5230.

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