Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Natural Areas Training Academy - Only 10 days left to register!

Only 10 days left to register!
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 learning: To be completed at your own pace anytime during the period 10 October — 10 December 2012
In–person field trip: One day field trip on 11 December 2012, at Gold Head Branch State Park (Keystone Heights, FL)
Tuition: $225
Registration deadline: November 9

This workshop provides guidance on how to integrate visitors and volunteers into natural areas management. 
In the Managing Visitors Modules, participants will:
·         Learn to effectively and appropriately plan recreation opportunities for visitors, including trails and facilities
·         Apply knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines to develop new facilities, as well as evaluate existing facilities
·         Create effective and informative interpretation to educate visitors

In the Managing Volunteers Modules, participants will:
·         Develop an understanding of the benefits and challenges of managing a volunteer program
·         Learn about the orientation and trainings required for a volunteer program
·         Learn how to recruit volunteers and write effective 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, Sarah Friedl, for details.
For more information, contact Sarah at sefriedl@ufl.edu or 850-875-7153, or visit our website (http://wec.ufl.edu/nata).