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Category: Professional Development

NATA holds second 100% virtual S-131 training last week

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The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) held another successful 100% virtual S-131 training last week. Participants represented many different agencies and organizations, including the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Park Service, North Carolina Parks, the U.S…. Read More

NATA opens registration for first-ever 100% virtual Managing Visitors and Volunteers workshop

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) will be offering one of its core workshops, Managing Visitors and Volunteers in Natural Areas, in a 100% virtual format this year! The University of Florida directive to… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Managing Visitors and Volunteers NATA workshop to be offered in May

Are you interested in learning more about recreation planning? Would you like to discover insight on how to maintain a volunteer program long-term? Maybe you’re curious about how to create informative interpretive programs for park visitors? If none… Read More

NATA’s first RX-410 held at Disney Wilderness Preserve in October

Overview NATA recently held RX-410: Smoke Management Techniques for the first time at the Disney Wilderness Preserve on October 7-11. This training was offered in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy. Participants traveled from… Read More

NATA’s S-130/S-190/L-180 Basic Wildland Firefighter training sizzles with satisfaction

Overview NATA hosted S-130/S-190/L-180: Basic Wildland Firefighter training in Gainesville August 6-9 and is pleased to report it was very well-received! This training is always in demand by natural resource professionals, land managers, and people interested in getting into… Read More