Extension Education Offers Florida Master Naturalist Program
- Updated courses with new venues and technology available -
DATE: May 9, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
PHONE: 954-357-8115

Two core modules and four specialized courses in the Florida Master Naturalist Program will be offered in the coming months. The program will also have some new venues; updated, cutting-edge curricula; and exciting field trips. This professional certification is offered by Broward County Parks and Recreation Division’s Extension Education, in partnership with Tanawhá Presents and the University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS). Specialized courses comprise 24 contact hours over two weeks; core modules are made up of 40 contact hours over four weeks. Lectures are offered weekday evenings, with field trips on Saturdays.

Registration is accepted only through this Website: masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/. Go to “Current Course Offerings” for a list of scheduled classes. Fees are $150 for specialized courses and $225 for core modules.

For further information, contact Dr. John Pipoly at jpipoly@broward.org or 954-357-5270, or Kristen Hoss at kristenhoss@yahoo.com

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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 broward.org/parks.

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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