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Registration is Now Open for the UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Uplands Module

Post Date:12/05/2018 7:50 AM

The UF/ IFAS St. Lucie County Extension is pleased to announce the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Uplands Habitats Module. This FMNP Module is a 40-hour educational program designed to teach students about Florida’s natural systems. Through classroom, field trip and practical experience, this uplands habitats module provides instruction on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife and conservation issues of upland areas in Florida. The program also addresses society's role in natural areas, develops naturalist interpretation skills and discusses environmental ethics. Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certification as a "Florida Master Naturalist," complete with certificate, patch and pin from the University of Florida. Field trips include an excursion to Archbold Biological Station.


Florida Master Naturalist Instructors

Ken Gioeli, Lead Instructor, Extension Agent IV/Natural Resources & Environment

Wren Underwood, Guest Lead Instructor, St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Dept.
Dr. Carey Minteer, Associate Instructor, UF/IFAS Indian River Research & Education Center

Florida Master Naturalist Assistant Instructors: Jerry Bott, John Nelson, Mary White, Richard Knott


 When:              Friday, Jan. 18– Saturday, Feb. 16
Registration:     Registration is now open at 
Cost:                $275 Attendee Fee with Color Manual / $230 Attendee Fee with USB Drive / $210 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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