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UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Conservation Science Course

The UF/ IFAS St. Lucie County Extension Office is pleased to announce the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Conservation Science Special Topics course. 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 better understand the complexities of conservation, which will make them both better educators and participants in local conservation efforts. This course will cover concepts such as species diversity, measuring biodiversity, the processes that generate and maintain biodiversity, types of ecosystem services, ecological processes, habitat fragmentation, effects of human activities on ecosystems, the history of conservation in North America, and strategies for conservation planning.


Florida Master Naturalist Instructors

Ken Gioeli, Lead Instructor, Extension Agent IV/Natural Resources & Environment
Dr. Vincent Encomio, Associate Instructor, UF/IFAS Extension Martin and St. Lucie Counties
Dr. Carey Minteer, Associate Instructor, UF/IFAS Indian River Research & Education Center


When:              June 14-28, 2019 (June 14, 21, 26, 28)

Registration:     Registration is now open at  

Cost:                $175 Attendee Fee with Color Manual

$155 Attendee Fee with USB Drive

$140 Partner Attendee Fee

Location:          UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, 8400 Picos Road, Fort Pierce

Information:     Call the St. Lucie County Extension at 772-462-1660 for information


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