Published on March 11th, 2022 | by University Communications


Florida Master Naturalist Program course offered at University Campus March 24-26

The Florida Master Naturalist Program, through University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering an in-person course on environmental interpretation at Saint Leo University from Thursday, March 24, through Saturday, March 26. Registration closes at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 18. The lead is Dr. William Ellis, associate professor of biology, and associate is Dr. Chris Miller, professor of biology. 

Registration fees (per person) are $165 (includes PDF of the manual) or $195 (includes PDF and bound copy of the manual). Registration payment must be received no later than one week prior to the course start date.

Visit the course page for all details and to register.

Each day includes hands-on activities and learning experiences related to environmental interpretation. Student presentations are completed during class and presented as a group. Typically, preparation outside of class is not necessary; however, there may be some online work as a replacement for some in person class time.

There will be some time outdoors. There is walking involved, not extensive or rigorous, but attendees should dress for the weather. If you have any concerns about the physical demands, please contact the instructor. For any questions, contact Dr. Eric Hannel, adjunct faculty member and president of  the Chipco Preserve at (850) 735-3386 or

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