Courses are continually added in various locations throughout the year. Visit the Course Locations /Training Partners page of the Master Naturalist website to find out when a course may be offered in your area.
We request all individuals taking FMNP courses that meet in person for classes and/or field trips be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. For additional information about protecting yourself against COVID-19, please refer to guidance from the US Center for Disease control at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/guidance.html. We encourage those individuals at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (e.g., underlying medical conditions) not participate in a course with any in-person activities and instead register for one of the fully online FMNP courses being offered.
This Module provides instruction on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Freshwater Systems in Florida - Marshes, Swamps, and Permanent Wetlands (Lakes, Rivers, Etc.).
This Module provides instruction on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Coastal Systems in Florida - Coastal Uplands, Estuarine, and the various Nearshore Marine Environments.
This Module 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 more.
Land Steward Courses
This course is designed to make participants better environmental interpreters and educators, so that others may learn about Florida’s natural history and its various conservation issues.
This course is designed to educate people in the concepts, language, and science related to conservation needs, planning, and action. People that complete this course will become both better educators and participants in local conservation efforts.
This course is designed to provide training in principles and commonly used techniques for surveying and monitoring wildlife. People that complete this course will better understand the reasons for monitoring wildlife and the methodologies used to do so.
This course is designed to provide training in principles and commonly used techniques for evaluating wildlife habitat. People that complete this course will better understand the reasons for evaluating wildlife habitat at different scales and the methodologies used to do so.
Coastal Shoreline Restoration
This course provides training in the restoration of living shorelines, oyster reefs, mangroves, and marsh, with focus on ecology, benefits, methods, and monitoring techniques. People that complete this course will be better prepared to promote and assist with restoration projects.
Marine Habitat Restoration
This course provides training in techniques and principles used in the restoration and creation of important marine habitats including seagrass meadows, coral reefs, and artificial reefs. People who complete this course will be better prepared to assist with implementation and monitoring of marine habitat restoration projects.
Invasive Plants of Florida
This course will educate participants in all aspects of invasive plants in Florida. People who complete this course will be able to identify important invasive plant species, understand the threats they pose and how to reduce them through prevention and control, and be prepared to teach others about invasive plants and how to limit their introduction and spread.