Announcement: Brevard County FMNP Uplands class now open for registration
October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please see the note below from Brevard County Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP). If you are interested in participating in this activity follow the directions below. This is not being provided by Hundred Acre Hollows, Inc., we are just making you aware of this opportunity.
Your local Brevard County instructors are offering an in-person Upland Systems class starting on October 2nd. Register today! Registration closes at 10:00am on September 27, 2021. (Course Code: us21-06). This course is held on Saturdays through November 13, 2021.
The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is an adult education program developed by the University of Florida and provided by participating organizations. FMNP training will benefit any persons interested in learning more about Florida’s environment, seeking educational contact hours, or wishing to increase their knowledge for use in education programs as volunteers, employees, ecotourism guides, and others.
The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida’s natural world among Florida’s citizens and visitors. The FMNP teaches those who teach others about Florida’s unique ecosystems and wildlife. FMNP Instructors teach participants about Florida’s environment using science-based information and interpretive techniques that prepare participants to share their knowledge with others. In turn, FMNP graduates share their knowledge and foster principles of sustainability, connectivity, and biodiversity to assist others to understand and respect Florida’s natural world as a community to which we all belong.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Any adult (18 years of age or older) interested in learning more about Florida’s unique natural history.
Volunteers and employees at parks, nature centers, museums, historical sites, and any facility or organization that provides environmental education programs.
Ecotour guides and natural resource professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge or programs.
Teachers and professionals who wish to acquire educational contact hours for continuing education.
Upland Systems Course Overview
Through classroom, field trip, and practical experience, this course provides instruction on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Upland Systems in Florida – Hardwood Forests, Pinelands, Scrub, Dry Prairie, Rangelands and Urban
Green Spaces. The program also addresses society’s role in uplands, 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. There is no comprehensive examination required.
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.
To RSVP for this event please click the following link: https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/us21-06inperson.html