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Fla. Master Naturalist
10/23/2013 - 11/13/2013
Location: 13810 Waterfront Drive, Pineland

This adult education class will again be offered at RRC on Oct. 23, Oct. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 1, Nov. 6, Nov. 8, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Designed by the University of Florida IFAS/Extension, the class includes classroom learning, hands-on activities and field trips into the Pine Island Sound estuary, a salt marsh, a local commercial fishing operation, and the seashore at Ft. Myers Beach.

Information is provided on general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of coastal Florida, specifically coastal upland, estuarine, and near-shore marine environments. It also teaches naturalist interpretive skills, environmental ethics, and the role of people in shaping our past and determining our future.

The cost for the course is $225, which includes all field trips, over 40 contact hours of instruction, a comprehensive student reference workbook, a certificate of achievement, an embroidered FMNP patch, and a FMNP coastal lapel pin. The only requirements of students are enthusiasm, attendance, and completion of group final projects. To register visit the website at: http://www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/ .

For more information visit the website or call instructor Cindy Bear at 239-283-6168.


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