Students: Final Project Ideas and Resources

The Final Project allows students to take their training to the highest level by synthesizing information into an interpretive product using the skills and training they receive in class. By sharing Final Projects with the class during the final day of training, students observe and learn from the ideas of others and share their interpretive products. Some Final Projects developed by Master Naturalists have been implemented by Instructor organizations, community nature areas, schools and parks.

The following final project examples illustrate the utilization of these products:

  • The 2002 North Sebastian Conservation Area Interpretive Plan
  • A "Science For Seniors Course," that focuses on created wetlands at Okeeheelee Park
  • The Delray Oaks Natural Area Strand Swamp education booklet for elementary school students
  • A PowerPoint educational quiz on wetlands for middle school students
  • Feeding Behaviors of Herons and Egrets presented at Pinellas Living Green Expo
  • Wildflower ID kiosk at Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
  • Endangered Sea Turtle Cart at Florida Oceanographic Society facility
  • Interpretive trail brochure at Tree Hill Nature Center

Final Project Ideas:

  • Interpretive brochures, fliers, posters, identification guides, trail guides, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Interpretive exhibits, kiosks or displays
  • Interpretive program short- or long-range interpretive plan
  • YouTube educational videos
  • Interpretive presentation for a specific audience
  • Curriculum or class exercise for K-12 classroom
  • Music or song for children
  • Skits, puppet shows, activities, games or other children's activities
  • Develop an educational product for use at your job (park, nature center, school, etc.)
  • Ask your Instructor or local nature centers if their organization needs an interpretive product developed for them

Final Project Ideas for use by FMNP:

  • Develop a children's activity for use at our FMNP booth for festivals and events
  • Develop a video promoting FMNP that we could use as a marketing tool
  • Develop "Know Your State..." cards
  • Draw wildlife line art drawings that FMNP can use for marketing or curriculum purposes (credit can be given to the artist)

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