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Florida Master Naturalist Program

Florida Master Naturalist Program

Master Naturalist Courses

Core Courses

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The FMNP has three Core Courses. Each core course provides 40 contact hours of classroom learning, field trips, and practical experience. The registration fee per core module is $245 - $295 and includes a detailed course manual and, upon completion, FMNP patch, certificate and pin denoting area of expertise, FMNP nametag (if not previously received) and entry into the online FMNP Graduate Database. 

Graduates who choose to complete all three Core courses will become certified Florida Master Naturalists and will receive a Master Naturalist pin, and registration in the online Master Naturalist Honor Roll Database. The FMNP does not provide university credit toward a degree-seeking program. Click below to download course descriptions of each Core course!


Land Steward Courses

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FMNP Habitat Evaluation program  FMNP Wildlife Monitoring logo

The FMNP offers four Land Steward courses, designed to provide more detailed information and/or hands-on skills in specific subject areas. Each Land Steward course consists of 24 contact hours of classroom learning and hands on experience. The registration fee per Land Steward course is $160 - $185 and includes a detailed course manual and, upon completion, FMNP certificate, patch, and pin denoting area of expertise and entry into the online FMNP Graduate Database.

Graduates who complete these four courses are considered a Florida Master Naturalist Land Steward. Those who complete the 3 Core courses and 4 Land Steward courses are considered Advanced Florida Master Naturalists. Click below to download course descriptions of each Land Steward Course!


Restoration Courses

We are happy to introduce our new Restoration Courses. Each Restoration Course provides 24 contact hours of classroom learning and hands-on experience. The registration fee per Restoration Course is $160 - $185 and includes a detailed course manual and, upon completion, FMNP certificate, patch, and pin denoting area of expertise and entry into the online FMNP Graduate Database.

Graduates who complete at least 4 restoration courses will be considered a Restoration Florida Master Naturalist. More courses are in development. Those who complete the 3 Core courses and 4 Restoration courses will be considered Advanced Florida Master Naturalists. Click below to download course descriptions of each Restoration Course!


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