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Florida Master Naturalist Program Graduate Spotlight

Master Naturalist 20th Year Anniversary

2021 is the Master Naturalist 20 Year Anniversary

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary.  Our graduates are our greatest success stories.  This blog highlights Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Successes in St. Lucie County. Our graduates are sharing their stories throughout 2021.  You can learn more about the Florida Master Naturalist Program’s 20th Anniversary Celebration in 2021.  Thank you for supporting the Florida Master Naturalist Program.

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Bill Gibson, Ecotourism Operator

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on John Nelson-Creator of the Audubon Moment

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Eva Ries-St. Lucie County Public Lands Coordinator for Audubon Florida’s JayWatch


OUR MISSION
The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida’s natural world among Florida’s citizens and visitors.  The FMNP teaches those who teach others about Florida’s unique ecosystems and wildlife. FMNP Instructors teach participants about Florida’s environment using science-based information and interpretive techniques that prepare participants to share their knowledge with others.  In turn, FMNP graduates share their knowledge and foster principles of sustainability, connectivity, and biodiversity to assist others to understand and respect Florida’s natural world as a community to which we all belong.

The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With offices in each of Florida’s 67 counties, UF/IFAS Extension works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents.