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Kate Hellgren

Kate HellgrenFlorida Master Naturalist Program Coordinator

PO Box 110405
Gainesville, FL 32611-0400


  • Facilitates the approval of FMNP instructors and coordinates and conducts their orientation.
  • Works as a representative of FMNP at conferences, meetings, outings and in the media.
  • Creates a bimonthly newsletter.
  • Fields all program inquiries and correspondence sent through the listserv.
  • Edits course manuals and other course materials as needed.
  • Facilitates annual state or region-wide conference logistics.
  • Ensures FMNP website accuracy.
  • Compiles student and instructor evaluations and assists with annual program assessment.
  • Creates and maintains partnerships that are beneficial to the FMNP.


  • BA, Biological sciences, Mount Holyoke College, South Hampton, MA
  • MS, Wildlife sciences, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA