Current Courses

 COVID-19 Situation

Due to the COVID-19 situation, classes are online.

Please Note: You may participate in any FMNP online course regardless of your location

Courses are continually added in various locations throughout the year. Visit the Training Partners page of the Master Naturalist website to find out when a course may be offered in your area.

Click here for Florida County map. Each link below contains detailed course information.


Freshwater Systems

    Orange (2/03-3/12/21) Live ONLINE and In-person/Self Guided
    Sarasota (1/05-2/24/21) 100% ONLINE - FULL

    Additional 2021 class schedules should be posted by December 4.

Coastal Systems

    No 2021 schedules have been submitted.

Upland Systems

    No 2021 schedules have been submitted.

Environmental Interpretation

    2021 class schedule should be posted the week of November 30.

Conservation Science

    St. Johns (1/11-2/10/21) Live ONLINE and In-person

Wildlife Monitoring

No class schedules have been submitted.


Habitat Evaluation

    Orange (1/06-1/22/21) 100% ONLINE - FULL

    Another 2021 class schedule should be posted the week of November 30.

Coastal Shoreline Restoration

    Additional 2021 class schedules should be posted by December 4.

Marine Habitat Restoration

    NEW COURSE! The first class will be offered in 2021.

Invasive Plants of Florida

    NEW COURSE! The first class will be offered in 2021.


Donate to FMNP Endowment

We are building a legacy of informed citizens to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida's natural ecosystems. To ensure we continue inspiring conservation education and action for decades to come, we need to raise $2 million to establish an endowment for an FMNP Program Leader in perpetuity.

Ripples spread when a single pebble is dropped. Please click here if you wish to contribute to the FMNP Endowment Fund, or contact Dr. Main at mmain@ufl.edu to discuss options for a major gift.

Thank you for your ongoing actions to help conserve Florida’s environment so future generations may enjoy it!



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