September 25 - October 30, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on September 20, 2017
(Course Code: us17-15)
Max of 15 students
Trout Lake Nature Center: Environmental Education Center
520 East CR 44, Eustis, FL 32736-2518
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Monday, September 25, 2017|
|9:00am - 4:00pm||Classroom|
|Walk to Trout Lake|
|Day 2||Monday, October 2, 2017|
|9:00am - 1:00pm||Field Trip – Clearwater Recreation Center, Paisley|
|1:00am - 4:00pm||Field Trip – Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation, Eustis|
|Day 3||Monday, October 9,2017|
|9:00am - 4:00pm||Field Trip – Lyonia Environmental Center, Deltona|
|Day 4||Monday, October 16, 2017|
|9:00am - 4:00pm||Ocala National Forest|
|Day 5||Monday, October 23, 2017|
|9:00am - 4:00pm||PEAR Park, Leesburg|
|Day 6||Monday, October 30, 2017|
|9:00am - Noon||Classroom|
|Noon - 4:00pm||Group Project Presentations|
FMNP Course Instructions
The schedule is subject to change.
Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Transportation and lunches are not included. Carpooling suggested.
We will spend as much time as possible outdoors. There is walking involved but not extensive or rigorous. If you have any concerns about the physical demands, please contact the instructor.
Course Time Schedule does not include travel time, except between AM & PM classes.
Missing a class or a field trip:
• You can miss 1 classroom session and 1 field trip session (typically the equivalent of one day) during the course and still become certified as an Upland Systems Florida Master Naturalist. (If a teacher, check with your school board for their requirements.)
• Don’t wear perfume/cologne or use perfumed soap/body lotion before going out in the field. This may attract more unwanted buzzing invertebrates known as mosquitoes, midges (no see ‘ems) and flies.
• Always bring water.
• Dress for the outdoors, which includes layers, good footwear, hat, and sunglasses.