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Coastal Shoreline Restoration Experience through the Florida Master Naturalist Program

This course has been cancelled – see here for the rescheduled hybrid distance option.

An ideal natural classroom

In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats. There are many volunteer opportunities available, but the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) offers a chance to look deeper. Students develop the knowledge base and observational skills to understand the ecosystems around them. Florida’s Nature Coast offers a diverse array of freshwater, estuarine, and upland habitats for students to explore. In spring 2020, you can join a very special coastal shoreline restoration class! Students in the Spring 2020 class will actively participate in real restoration projects in Cedar Key.

Coastal Shoreline Restoration Special Topics Course

An intertidal oyster reef and marsh habitatThe Coastal Shoreline Restoration special topics class covers material about Florida’s coastal shoreline ecosystems and how they can and should be restored. Each course includes three field trips and in-depth information about oysters, mangroves, and salt marshes.

To maximize field time, classroom presentations are recorded for students to watch in the comfort of their own homes! This “flipped classroom” style allows more hands-on activities and higher quality interactions between instructors and students. Register today to reserve your spot!

Register here: https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/CR20-04.html

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