Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Shoreline Restoration Course

Coastal shoreline restoration
Coastal shoreline restoration featuring oyster bed, mangrove, salt marsh restoration as part of functional living shorelines. Photo credits: K. Gioeli, UF/IFAS

The UF/ IFAS St Lucie, Martin, and Escambia County Extension offices are pleased to announce the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Coastal Shoreline Restoration course. This FMNP course is a 24-hour educational program designed to provide training in the restoration of living shorelines, oyster reefs, mangroves, and marshes, with a focus on ecology, benefits, methods, and monitoring techniques. People that complete this course will be better prepared to promote and assist with restoration projects. This course will be conducted in a hybrid format with live instructions conducted via Zoom, in-person field trips, and self-directed field excursion. The course begins on September 26, 2024 and concludes on October 11, 2024. Course details are posted online.

Upon completion of the course, participants receive Coastal Shoreline Restoration certification, complete with certificate, patch, and pin from the University of Florida.  The registration fee includes course materials, hands-on experience, and registration in an online database that can be used for verification purposes such as might be required for obtaining CEUs, in-service credits, or resume checks.

Florida Master Naturalist Instructors for the Coastal Shoreline Restoration course are Ken Gioeli, Lead Instructor, Extension Agent IV/Natural Resources & Environment; Dr. Vincent Encomio, Associate Instructor, Extension Agent II/ Sea Grant; Carrie Stevenson, Guest Associate Instructor, UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County. Extension programs are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin. Participants seeking reasonable accommodations should contact Ken Gioeli two weeks prior to the start of class. ktgioeli@ufl.edu

What: Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Shoreline Restoration Course
When: September 26 – October 11, 2024
Registration: https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/CR24-01hybrid.php
Cost: $250 Attendee Fee – Includes electronic file (PDF) of manual; $295 Attendee Fee with Color Manual – Includes the PDF and a printed bound copy
Location:         Hybrid format will include Zoom with field trips.
Information:     Ken Gioeli at ktgioeli@ufl.edu



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Posted: March 29, 2024

Event Details

Start:  26-Sep-2024 at 09:00:00
End:  11-Oct-2024 at 10:00:00

Event Series Details:  Not available
Contact:  ktgioeli@ufl.edu
Event Link:  More information and registration
Event Location:  Not available
Category: Events, Home Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, NATURAL RESOURCES, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Shoreline Restoration, Florida Master Naturalist, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Jensen Beach, Marine, Master Naturalist

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