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Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Freshwater Systems Course

The Florida Master Naturalist Program is an award-winning certification program designed by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.  The objective of the Florida Master Naturalist Program is to create a citizenry knowledgeable about natural systems and how they work, thereby creating environmental stewards within local communities.  The course also prepares participants to share their knowledge with others and help them feel a greater connection to the land.

The program is highly recommended for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of Florida’s ecosystems, nature center staff and volunteers, eco-tour providers, fishing guides, scout leaders and educators.

Florida Master Naturalist courses are open to individuals 18 years of age and older. Cost for the 40-hour Freshwater Systems Course is $210 - $275 per person.  Registration is now open at  Interested parties are encouraged to register early.  For more information, please contact the Oxbow Eco-Center at 772-785-5833 or

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