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Collaborating to Manage Ecosystems

Next Course:

Fall 2023 - Dates TBD

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Course Description:

This is a NATA Core workshop, leading to the Certificate in Natural Areas Management. This training builds an appreciation of how to manage natural areas as part of a larger ecosystem, in coordination with neighboring land owners.

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)

Online coursework:

Approximately 9-10 hours over 3-weeks (on your own, prior to the in-person training).

In-person training:

Two day in-person training at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka, FL. CME Workshop Agenda 2022

Registration fee:

$295 (does not include lodging)

*Early registration is available to participants who has previously graduated from one or more of the NATA Core Certificate Courses.


Shared lodging available for $45/person/night at Wekiwa Springs State Park. 

For more information, contact: 

Training Coordinator

Natural Areas Training Academy

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Students on a field trip.