Training Partners - Central West Region

Please contact your local Lead FMNP Instructors listed below for more information on their future class plans or to inquire about waiting lists. To email, just click on Instructor's name.

DeSoto

UF/IFAS Extension DeSoto County
2150 NE Roan St
Arcadia, FL 34266
Instructor(s):
Co-Lead - Jerry Waters; (941) 276-8417
Co-Lead - Linda Waters; (941) 350-1337
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems

Hernando

UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County
16110 Aviation Loop
Brooksville, FL 34604
Instructor(s):
Lead - Brittany Scharf; 352-754-4433
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems

Hillsborough

Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center
P.O. Box 507
Ruskin, FL 33575-0507
Instructor(s):
Lead - Dolly Cummings; 813-363-5438 (cell)
Associate - Ross Dickerson; (727)452-1389
Assistant - Rob Heath; 813-671-0957
Assistant - George Shambaugh
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems, Conservation Science, Environmental Interpretation, Habitat Evaluation, Wildlife Monitoring

UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County
Instructor(s):
Lead - Robert Northrop; 813-744-5519 x106
Course(s) Offered:
Freshwater Systems

Manatee

Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Instructor(s):
Assistant - Melissa Nell; (941)748-4501 x6042
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems, Environmental Interpretation, Wildlife Monitoring

UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County
1303 17 Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221
Instructor(s):
Michelle Atkinson; (941) 722-4524
Wayne Douchkoff; (941)545-7338
Lead - Lisa Hickey; 941-722-4524 ext. 238
Assistant - Peggy Hill; (941)747-0943
Ross Peterson; (941)722-4524 x237
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems

UF/IFAS FL Sea Grant - Manatee County
1303 17th Street W
Palmetto, FL 34221
Instructor(s):
Associate - Angela Collins; (941)722-4524
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Conservation Science, Wildlife Monitoring

Pasco

Crystal Springs Preserve
Two Rivers Ranch
40 Ranch Rd
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
Instructor(s):
Lead - Karen Pate; 813-715-9707
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Upland Systems, Conservation Science, Wildlife Monitoring

Pinellas

Sensing Nature
P.O. Box 8042
Seminole, FL 33775
Instructor(s):
Co-Lead - Brian Lane; 727-397-2306
Co-Lead - Jeanne Murphy; 727-397-2306
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems, Conservation Science, Environmental Interpretation, Habitat Evaluation, Wildlife Monitoring
Scheduling: Contact Jeanne Murphy for Pinellas County FMNP course information

Sarasota

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Instructor(s):
Co-Lead - Kasey Gaylord-Opalewski; (941)388-4441 x263
Co-Lead - Jason Robertshaw; (941)388-4441 x250
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
6700 Clark Rd
Sarasota, FL 34241
Instructor(s):
Lead - Robert Kluson; 941-232-3090
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems, Wildlife Monitoring

UF/IFAS Sea Grant - Sarasota County
6700 Clark Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34241
Instructor(s):
Associate - Armando Ubeda; (407)489-7374
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Conservation Science, Habitat Evaluation, Wildlife Monitoring