Space Coast Regional Friends Group of the Florida Master Naturalist Program
We are a group of graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program 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 are eligible to become members of the Space Coast Regional Friends Group.
Current committees that you can become involved with are: Friends Activities and Events, Education and Outreach, Awards and Recognition, Membership, and Fundraising.
Become a Member
Membership dues are $20. 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. Volunteer time can be completed by manning a SCRC booth, volunteering at a nature center, volunteering for a non-profit organization that focuses on conservation and natural resources, leading hikes or talks, etc. Any volunteer time related to natural resources or conservation counts towards the 5 hours of volunteer time required. It doesn’t have to be time given towards or for the Friends Group.
Please consider donating to the FMNP Endowment Fund Flier when you fill out your membership form. The FMNP Endowment Fund was created as a permanent endowment to help ensure the long-term sustainability for future Master Naturalists by funding a Florida Master Naturalist program coordinator in perpetuity. You can watch this short video to hear from Dr. Marty Main about the fund. Here is the direct link if you prefer to donate online.
If you would like to pay via check, please fill out the membership form and mail the form and payment to the address on the form.
If you would like to pay via PayPal, please email the membership form to email@example.com (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:
Friends Group Activities
SCRC Activities and Events are organized by Meetings & Socials, Educational Field Excursions, and Conservation Work & Outreach Events. As a member’s driven group, 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 group. Please email us if you have suggestions for activities.
Volunteer and Outreach Opportunities
Check out our SignUpGenius page to volunteer for upcoming outreach events that the Space Coast Regional Friends Group 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 Friends Group.
The Space Coast Regional Friends Group 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 submitted between January 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th. The recipient of the scholarship award will have one year after the award is received 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 email@example.com