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Ten NATA graduates receive ‘Certificate in Natural Areas Management’ in 2023


December 19, 2023

The Certificate in Natural Areas Management (CNAM) is offered by the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) to individuals who complete the four NATA 'core' courses and one wildland fire training. NATA offers courses on practical, field-oriented ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Certificate In Natural Areas Management, NATA, Natural Areas Training Academy, Shelly Johnson, UF/IFAS Extension

Florida Master Naturalist Program – New/Revised Coastal Systems Course

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April 27, 2023

Are you interested in Florida’s amazing coastal environments and the diverse array of species that live there? Did you know there are killer whales in the Gulf of Mexico and that a new species of whale was recently discovered in the Gulf? ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal Systems, Conservation Education, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension

Registration Now Open for Managing Visitors & Volunteers Course!


March 29, 2022

Registration is currently open for NATA’s Managing Visitors and Volunteers course*! The goal of this course is to provide guidance on how to integrate visitors and volunteers in natural areas management. Participants will: Learn ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Certificate In Natural Areas Management, NATA, Natural Areas Training Academy, Workshops
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NATA hosts first core workshop since start of pandemic


December 20, 2021

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

Category: Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Managing For Diversity, MFD, NATA, Natural Areas Training Academy, Workshops

Florida Master Naturalist Program marks 20 years in weeklong celebration


October 27, 2021

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. The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP), an adult education ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Anniversary, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Marty Main

FMNP Festival: Celebrate the FMNP’s 20th Anniversary Online and In-Person

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September 1, 2021

Friends and Colleagues, thank you for your continued support of the Florida Master Naturalist Program! For our 20th Anniversary, we want to come together to celebrate! Join us the week of November 1-7 for the FMNP Festival to celebrate 20 years ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Natural Resources

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