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Collaborating to Manage Ecosystems: Core workshop

This workshop builds an appreciation of how to manage natural areas as part of a larger ecosystem, in coordination with neighboring land owners.


Dates TBD

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Participants will: 

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of ecosystem management and its relevance to resource management
  • Become familiar with approaches that can be used to address threats facing entire ecosystems
  • Discover strategies that bring multiple organizations and private individuals together to achieve common goals and seek common solutions
  • Learn about a variety of working groups used to cope with complex environmental issues in Florida
  • Develop skills in listening, communicating, moderating group dynamics, and facilitating to cope with conflict

This workshop is presented in a hybrid format. (Both the online and in-person trainings are REQUIRED)

Pre-coursework online: 

Approximately 8 hours, to be completed at your own pace.

In-person training:

Two day in-person training at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka, FL.

Registration fee:

$275 (does not include lodging)


Lodging is available for $40/person/night at Wekiwa Springs State Park. 

For more information, contact: 

Meghan Lauer, Workshop Coordinator

Natural Areas Training Academy

(850) 875-7153

Students gathered around a spring.

Students on a field trip.