Aquatic Species Collection Certificate Offered At Riverwalk Nature Center April 1

By  //  March 18, 2017

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Sat. April 1, 10 a.m. - 1p.m., class fee is $25.

Riverwalk Nature Center, located at 5355 US Hwy 1, Rockledge, will be hosting an Aquatic Species Collection Workshop in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Marine Science Educators Association on Sat. April 1.

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA — The Riverwalk Nature Center, located at 5355 US Hwy 1 in Rockledge, will host an Aquatic Species Collection Workshop in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Marine Science Educators Association.

The event will take place Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The workshop is intended for educators or volunteers at education facilities, such as formal schools, informal education centers, or home-school groups, and results in a certificate that allows for collection of marine and freshwater fish and invertebrates for educational use upon successful completion.

The primary workshop objective is to promote best practices in the collection and maintenance of aquatic organisms for educational activities.

ABOVE MAP: Location of Riverwalk, 5355 US Hwy 1, Rockledge

The certificate does not supersede any state or federal regulations, but it does allow the collection of specified numbers of certain species for educational purposes, some undersized, and to use certain types of collecting gear that would not be allowed under recreational fishing guidelines.

This certificate is valid for 3 years. Certification class fee is $25.

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CLICK HERE to Register online and for additional information please contact Riverwalk Nature Center at riverwalk@brevardparks.com or 321-433-4490.

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