Registration Open for Fall Master Naturalist Training in Pinellas
Step into Florida's freshwater wetland ecosystems with the UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program. The 40 contact hour program is being offered by environmental education company Sensing Nature™, and includes regional canoeing and hiking field trips, plus the experience of leading a fun, interpretative walk. This fall, two class schedules are being offered in Pinellas County-September 24 through November 1 on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays (new!), or October 3 through October 31 during the day on Mondays and Fridays. Registration is $225, which includes course materials, canoe rentals, naturalist patch and pin. Deadline for registration is September 19 and September 25, respectively. The course includes instruction about marsh, swamp, lake, river and stream systems, their plants and wildlife inhabitants. This interactive experience is for anyone, novice to knowledgeable, who enjoys learning and experiencing nature. Enrollment is limited. To register go to www.masternaturalist.org and for course information contact FMNP instructor Jeanne Murphy with Sensing Nature™ at 727-397-2306 or www.sensingnature.com.
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts." ~ Richard Feynman