Three years ago I embarked on a journey to become a Florida Master Naturalist. It’s an adult education program created by the University of Florida/IFAS intended to promote awareness and understanding of Florida’s unique environment. I am happy to announce that on November 15th I completed the my final course in the program, Upland Systems, and now I am a fully certified Florida Master Naturalist.
So what’s next? I am going to look into local volunteer opportunities where I can further help educate visitors and residents of Florida. If one looks past the rampant commercialism and urbanization that is happening to our state, you will find an amazing natural world that cannot be replaced or duplicated. It is imperative that we raise awareness and strive to protect these systems, animals and plant communities.
Below I have posted my Final Project. It is a 10 minute video that explores the amazing world of the Southern Flying Squirrel. I hope you enjoy it.