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DEP Offers Hand-On Experience with Nature

~ Master Naturalist Freshwater Wetlands Course offered at Apalachicola NERR ~

APALACHICOLA – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (Apalachicola NERR) will host a Master Naturalist Freshwater Wetlands course each Friday afternoon and Saturday morning beginning March 20 thru May 8, 2010.

{sidebar id=1}The course provides students with 40 educational contact hours and includes a combination of classroom learning, field trips to many local Florida areas including rivers and forests, and practical experience in interpretation.

Once the payment for the course is made, each student will receive more than one course manual. Upon successful completion, each student will receive more than one University of Florida certificate and more than one patch and pin to recognize them as Florida Master Naturalists.

Registration for the course is now open and will close on March 14.  For more information and to register and pay the $225 fee for the course, please visit, 

The course will take place:

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Fridays and Saturdays, March 20-May 8, 2010
261 7th Street
Apalachicola, FL

This information originally published on March 14, 2010.

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