Training Partners - Central West Region

Please contact your local Lead FMNP Instructors listed below for more information on their future class plans or to inquire about waiting lists. To email, just click on Instructor's name.

Citrus

Marine Science Station / Citrus County School District
12646 West Fort Island Trail
Crystal River, FL 34429
Instructor(s):
Lead - Ernie Olsen; 352-795-4393
Courses Offered: None are currently offered.

DeSoto

UF/IFAS Extension DeSoto County
2150 NE Roan St
Arcadia, FL 34266
Instructor(s):
Co-Lead - Jerry Waters; 941-276-8417
Co-Lead - Linda Waters; 941-350-1337
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems, Conservation Science, Environmental Interpretation

Hernando

UF/IFAS Sea Grant Hernando County
16110 Aviation Loop Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34604
Instructor(s):
Lead - Brittany Scharf; 352-754-4433
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Coastal Shoreline Restoration

Hillsborough

Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center
P.O. Box 507
Ruskin, FL 33575-0507
Instructor(s):
Lead - Dolly Cummings; 813-363-5438
Assistant - Ross Dickerson; 813-641-8545
Assistant - Rob Heath; 813-671-0957
Assistant - George Shambaugh
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems

UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County
Instructor(s):
Lead - Robert Northrop; 813-744-5519
Course(s) Offered:
Conservation Science

Manatee

UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County
1303 17 Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221
Instructor(s):
Assistant - Michelle Atkinson; 941-722-4524
Associate - Angela Collins; 941-722-4524
Assistant - Wayne Douchkoff; 941-545-7288
Lead - Lisa Hickey; 941-722-4524 ext. 238
Assistant - Peggy Hill; 941-747-0943
Assistant - Melissa Nell; 941-587-3361
Associate - Katherine Oliver; 941-722-4524
Assistant - Ross Peterson; 941-722-4524
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems

Pasco

Crystal Springs Preserve
Two Rivers Ranch
40 Ranch Rd
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
Instructor(s):
Lead - Karen Pate; 813-715-9707
Course(s) Offered:
Environmental Interpretation, Habitat Evaluation

Pinellas

Sensing Nature
P.O. Box 8042
Seminole, FL 33775
Instructor(s):
Co-Lead - Brian Lane; 727-397-2306
Co-Lead - Jeanne Murphy; 727-397-2306
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems, Conservation Science, Environmental Interpretation, Habitat Evaluation, Wildlife Monitoring, Coastal Shoreline Restoration
Scheduling: Contact Jeanne Murphy for Pinellas County FMNP course information

Sarasota

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Instructor(s):
Co-Lead - Kasey Gaylord-Opalewski; 941-388-4441 x263
Co-Lead - Jason Robertshaw; 941-388-4441 x250
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
6700 Clark Rd
Sarasota, FL 34241
Instructor(s):
Associate - Katherine Clements; 941-861-9822
Associate - Sarah Davis
Lead - Robert Kluson; 941-232-3090
Associate - Abbey Tyrna; 941-861-9818
Associate - Armando Ubeda; 407-489-7374
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems, Wildlife Monitoring