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The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida's natural world among Florida's citizens and visitors.

The Florida Master Naturalist Program is an adult education UF/IFAS Extension program developed by the University of Florida and pro­vided by many Extension offices and participating organizations throughout the state of Florida. FMNP training will benefit persons interested in learning more about Florida’s environment or wishing to increase their knowledge for use in education programs as volun­teers, employees, ecotourism guides, and others.

Donate to FMMNP Endowment

We are building a legacy of informed citizens to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida's natural ecosystems. To ensure we continue inspiring conservation education and action for decades to come, we need to raise $2 million to establish an endowment for a FMNP Program Leader in perpetuity.

Ripples spread when a single pebble is dropped. Please click here if you wish to contribute to the FMNP Endowment Fund, or contact Dr. Main at to discuss options for a major gift.

Thank you for your ongoing actions to help conserve Florida’s environment so future generations may enjoy it!

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The FMNP consists of three

Core Modules

Students who complete all three Core Modules are certified
Florida Master Naturalists.

The FMNP also offers four

Special Topics Courses

Students who complete all four Special Topics Courses are certified
Florida Master Naturalist Land Stewards.

Students who complete all seven FMNP courses (three Core Modules + four Special Topics) are certified
Advanced Florida Master Naturalists.

Restoration Series

Student completing three restoration courses will be certified Restoration Florida Master Naturalist.

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Letter from Dr. Marty Main, FMNP Program Leader

Greetings nature enthusiasts, life-long learners, and con­servation professionals.

We welcome you to join us and thousands of other interested and committed individuals in the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP).

The FMNP is many things. It is a learning environment dedicated to Florida's natural history and conservation lead by knowledgeable and dedicated FMNP Instructors throughout the state. It is an opportunity to experience Florida's amazing natural world with others. It is a forum for discussing complex issues and learning to com­municate information to others. It is a place where new friendships are forged and personal commitments are strengthened to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the value and importance of Florida's natural world.

Come join us and the thou­sands of FMNP graduates who are contributing in a multitude of ways to promote knowledge of, passion for, and sensible decisions affecting Florida's natural world.