Florida Master Naturalist Habitat Evaluation Course Begins August 19
- Last-minute registration still available -
DATE: July 23, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: James Richards
PHONE: 954-357-8143
EMAIL: jrichards@broward.org

WHAT: Registration is still open for the Florida Master Naturalist Habitat Evaluation Course, which runs from August 19 through 31 at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. The course is offered through Broward County Parks and Recreation Division’s Extension Education Section and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS), in cooperation with Tanawhá Presents. The 24-contact-hour course includes hands-on experiences in the classroom and field. For more detailed information on the entire program and all course offerings, visit http://www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/.

WHERE: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Youth Camp Classroom, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

WHEN: August 19 - 31

WHO: For South Florida environmental stewards, naturalists, and nature aficionados.

HOW: Fee: $150/person. Online registration (http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/E13-01.htm) closes at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13. After that, register by credit card by phone at 352-392-5230; ask for Ms. Shelby Sowder or Ms. Kim Brand.

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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