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Managing Visitors and Volunteers in Natural Areas

Natural Areas Training Academy, UF IFAS Extension

Managing Visitors and Volunteers in Natural Areas

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 Managing Visitors & Volunteers in Natural Areas

Presented in a hybrid format for the first time ever (a combination of online and in-person training), this workshop will provide guidance on how to integrate visitors and volunteers into natural areas management.


 Online: To be completed at your own pace anytime during the period 8 October — 10 December 2012

In–person: One day field trip on 11 December 2012, at Gold Head Branch State Park, Keystone Heights, FL

Tuition: $225


 Participants will:

· Learn to effectively and appropriately plan recreation opportunities (trails, facilities, etc.) for visitor use

· Apply knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines to develop new facilities and evaluate existing ones

· Create effective and informative interpretation for visitors

· Develop an understanding of benefits and challenges of managing a volunteer program

· Learn about the types of trainings and legal issues required for a volunteer program

· Learn how to recruit volunteers and the important elements of volunteer job descriptions

· Understand the importance of providing recognition for your volunteers


Note: Group tuition rates are available for a single agency registering multiple participants — please contact the workshop coordinator ( for details

For more information please contact the Natural Areas Training Academy:

(850) 875-7153




Have questions about Managing Visitors and Volunteers in Natural Areas? Contact Natural Areas Training Academy, UF IFAS Extension


Natural Areas Training Academy, UF IFAS Extension

The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) conducts workshops on sustainable management of natural areas in the Southeastern US.  Workshops are taught by working natural resource professionals to other professionals in the natural resources field and anyone else interested in furthering their understanding of sustainable land managment, including site assessment, managing for diversity, prescribed burning, planning for visitors and volunteers, and collaboration.

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