Lake County

September 25 - October 30, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on September 20, 2017
(Course Code: us17-15)
Max of 15 students

Classroom Facility

Trout Lake Nature Center: Environmental Education Center
520 East CR 44, Eustis, FL 32736-2518

Instructor Information

Lead: Patricia Larson
Organization: Trout Lake Nature Center
Phone: 352-685-0727

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.)

Field Recommendations:
• 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.

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