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Registration Open for the UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Shoreline Restoration Course Starting Jan. 23

Post Date:11/22/2019 8:13 AM

The UF/ IFAS St. Lucie and Martin County Extension offices are pleased to announce the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Coastal Shoreline Restoration course, beginning Jan. 23. This FMNP course is a 24-hour educational program designed to provide training in the restoration of living shorelines, oyster reefs, mangroves and marshes, with a focus on ecology, benefits, methods and monitoring techniques. People that complete this course will be better prepared to promote and assist with restoration projects. Coastal Shoreline Restoration includes an introduction on "Living Shorelines" and is divided into three workshops: oyster restoration, mangrove restoration and salt marsh restoration.

Upon completion of the course, participants receive Coastal Shoreline Restoration certification, complete with certificate, patch and pin from the University of Florida. The registration fee includes course materials, hands-on experience, and registration in an online database that can be used for verification purposes such as might be required for obtaining CEUs, in-service credits or resume checks. Field trips include site visits inside and outside St. Lucie County.

Florida Master Naturalist Instructors

Ken Gioeli, Lead Instructor, Extension Agent IV/Natural Resources & Environment
Dr. Vincent Encomio, Associate Instructor, Extension Agent II/ Sea Grant
Holly Abeels, Guest Lead Instructor, Extension Agent I/Sea Grant

 

When:              Jan. 23 - 31, 2020

Registration:     Registration is now open at http://www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu   

Cost:                $195 Attendee Fee with Color Manual

$175 Attendee Fee with USB Drive

$150 Partner Attendee Fee

Location:          First session conducted at UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, 8400 Picos Road, Fort Pierce. Off-site field trip locations are in Martin and Brevard counties.

Information:     Call the St. Lucie County Extension at 772-462-1627 or Martin County Extension at 772-288-5654 for information.

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