Space Coast Regional Chapter of the Florida Master Naturalist Program
We are a group of graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program from Brevard, Indian River, and Volusia counties working to promote conservation through education in our communities.We are looking for members from any Florida county who want to continue their environmental education activities and outreach with fellow Naturalists. Graduates of one FMNP course module (Coastal, Upland, or Freshwater Systems) are eligible to become members of the Space Coast Regional Chapter.
Current committees that you can become involved with are: Chapter Activities and Events, Education and Outreach, Awards and Recognition, Membership, and Fundraising.
Become a Member
Membership dues are $15. To become a member please fill out the membership form.
Members are required to perform 5 hours of volunteer time to maintain membership in good standing.
If you would like to pay via check please fill out this form and mail the form and payment to the address on the form.
If you would like to pay via PayPal please fill out this form and email form to firstname.lastname@example.org (or you can mail the form). You can pay via PayPal using the buttons in the pdf or you can choose the PayPal payment option below:
Membership (no patch) $15
Membership and Patch $20
Make a Donation
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.
Chapter Calendar of Activities
SCRC Activities and Events are organized by Meetings & Socials, Educational Field Excursions, and Conservation Work & Outreach Events. As a member’s driven Chapter, SCRC members are encouraged to submit recommendations for Activities and Events through their committee affiliation or directly to one of the Board of Director’s for consideration and adoption by the Chapter.
Look at our Google calendar for all of our upcoming meetings, events, and outreach volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer and Outreach Opportunities
Check out our SignUpGenius page to volunteer for upcoming outreach events that the Space Coast Regional Chapter is attending. Each event listed will describe the volunteer opportunity and the times we need people to sign up. This is a good way to get your volunteer hours needed for membership!
There are many organizations in Brevard, Indian River, and Volusia counties where you can volunteer your time. You can find a listing of some of these organizations in these volunteer resource documents. If you know of an organization that we can add to the list please email us.
Please fill out the volunteer survey to report and document volunteer hours and opportunities performed by members of the Space Coast Regional Chapter.
The Space Coast Regional Chapter Scholarship Program is open to SCRC members and non-members who are interested in taking another, or their first, FMNP module; are looking to deepen their knowledge and further their field of experiences in the many Florida ecosystems taught through the FMNP; and are seeking financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded annually through the Awards and Recognitions Committee and Board process, and announced at the November SCRC Annual Meeting. Applications for the scholarship can be accepted between June 1st and September 30th. Completed scholarship applications must be mailed to SCRC Scholarship Application, UF IFAS Extension, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926 or emailed to email@example.com by September 30, 2017. The recipient of the scholarship award will have until the end of 2018 to enroll in a FMNP module of their choice. Please read the SCRC scholarship outline for rules and instructions before applying. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inaugural Meeting Tremendous Success
The Space Coast Regional Chapter’s inaugural meeting held on November 5, 2015 was a tremendous success with 34 people in attendance. One of the highlights to this interactive meeting was a presentation from Florida Master Naturalist creator Dr. Marty Main, University of Florida Associate Dean for Natural Resources. Since the Florida Master Naturalist Program began in 2001, it has had 6,249 students successfully complete at least one of its training courses. During the meeting Charter President Greg Hendricks outlined how the Chapter was formed, it’s goals and objectives, introduced the Board of Directors and expressed his thanks for their essential role in getting the Chapter off to a good start. Chapter Facilitator, Holly Abeels led a brain-storming exercise that provided new members an opportunity to identify priority activities and events to consider during 2016. As a follow-up, an All-Committees meeting will be held on January 14, 2016 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Brevard County IFAS Extension Office to further define and organize 2016 activities throughout its 3-county (Indian River, Brevard, and Volusia) region.
Dr. Marty Main, University of Florida Associate Dean for Natural Resources
Charter President Greg Hendricks
Holly Abeels, Sea Grant Agent
- President – Bert Alm
- Past President – Greg Hendricks
- President Elect – CJ Jones
- Secretary – Kerri Lubeski
- Treasurer – Karen Rann
- Chapter Facilitator – Holly Abeels
- Boating & Waterways--Florida FWC
- Natural Resources Management Office
- Brevard Marine Advisory Council
- Florida Dept. Agriculture & Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture
- Florida Sea Grant
- NWS Melbourne Marine Newsletter
- Indian River Lagoon NEP
- St. Johns River Water Management District
- UF Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
- U.S. National Sea Grant Library
- FIT Virtual Climate Adaptation Library