NATA leadership changes
This was the 22nd year of operation for the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA). The year was marked by several significant changes. As mentioned in a previous blog post, we said farewell to Dr. Holly Ober, director ... READ MORE
NATA was thrilled to be able to offer its first core workshop since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Managing for Diversity across Florida's Unique Landscapes was offered in a hybrid format (comprised of both an online and in-person component) ... READ MORE
After serving as the NATA director from 2008-2021, Dr. Holly Ober has accepted a new position as the Associate Dean for Science Outreach and Program Leader for Forestry and Natural Resources Extension at Oregon State University. We greatly ... READ MORE
We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here.
This month, we’ve interviewed an exceptional Florida Master ... READ MORE
Last month, the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) was pleased to collaborate with the Florida Park Service (FPS) to offer for the very first time a 100% virtual Florida Fuels & Weather fire training. This training, typically offered ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
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
After much deliberation, we regretfully announce that we need to postpone two workshops scheduled in April. As a UF/IFAS Extension program, the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) must follow guidelines provided by the university. We received ... READ MORE
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
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? ... READ MORE