The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is an adult education program developed by the University of Florida and provided by participating organizations. FMNP training will benefit any persons interested in learning more about Florida’s environment, seeking educational contact hours, or wishing to increase their knowledge for use in education programs as volunteers, employees, ecotourism guides, and others.
Participants will attend workshops about Biscayne Bay that emphasize how they can bring Biscayne Bay into their classrooms. This “Train-the-Trainer” program has a multiplier effect for the aquatic preserve. Miami-Dade College faculty and staff participated in this program through their Environmental Ethics Center.
Goals are to expand the Biscayne Bay specific curricula and to offer training for primary and secondary educators. Additional materials need to be adapted to Biscayne Bay, including translations into Spanish and Creole, hopefully with the help of knowledgeable interns or volunteers.