Registration Now Open for New Florida Master Naturalist Courses
DATE: December 6, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
PHONE: 954-357-8115

WHAT: The Broward County Parks and Recreation Division’s Extension Education Section, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS), and Tanawhá Presents announce the opening of registration for the Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Systems and Freshwater Wetlands Courses. Each course will consist of 40 contact hours and will include lectures, videos, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, laboratories, and field trips to various natural areas in Broward County. After completing the three core modules (Coastal Systems, Freshwater Wetlands, and Upland Habitats) and a group project, each student will receive a certificate and pin, along with permanent posting on the Florida Master Naturalist Graduate Database.

WHERE: Various venues throughout the county. See Coastal Systems and Freshwater Wetlands for details.

WHEN: Coastal Systems: January 7-February 9
Freshwater Wetlands: March 11-April 8

WHO: For ages 21 and up.

HOW: Via online registration only. Cost and sharing-option info also available.

For further information, contact one of the instructors: Dr. John Pipoly at  or 954-357-2570, or Kristen Hoss at,

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Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in County programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.

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