The ELC will be leading the Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Systems Course from January 11 - March 8, 2021. This course is a combination of online classes, self-lead experiences, and practical experiences. Register before January 6th.
Online FMNP courses offer great flexibility! As long as you have access to coastal ecosystems, for self-lead experiences, you can take this course anywhere in Florida!
Through classroom, field trip, and practical experience, this course provides instruction on
the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Coastal
Systems in Florida - Coastal Uplands, Estuarine, and Nearshore Marine Environments. The program also addresses society's role in coastal areas, develops naturalist interpretation
skills, and discusses environmental ethics.
The total training consists of 40 contact hours, the scheduling of which will vary among
different Instructors. The only requirements of students are enthusiasm, attendance, and
completion of group final projects. Classroom learning includes four instructional videos and
12 presentations. Outside of the classroom (virtual or in-person), participants will engage in
hands-on field activities related to the course units.
*Last day of registration is January 6, 2021*
For registration and tentative course agenda click below:
Lead and Point of Contact: Sara Piotter
Organization: Environmental Learning Center
Phone: 515 772-589-5050 x111
Associate: Amy Shea