California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist

The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.

The UC California Naturalist Program is designed to introduce Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engage the public in study and stewardship of California’s natural communities. The California Naturalist program uses a science curriculum, hands-on learning, problem-solving, and community service to instill a deep appreciation for the natural communities of the state and to inspire individuals to become stewards of their local resources. Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic credits through UC Davis Extension.

Current News

Sabrina Drill Takes On New Role as Associate Director of UC ANR's California Naturalist Program. University of California Cooperative Extension Connection. January 8. 2015.

Registration Open! Partner/Instructor Training Workshop in Coloma (El Dorado County) March 3-4, 2015.

Sierra Advanced Training
Save the Date! April 25-26, 2015. Wildfire and its effects on Sierran mixed conifer forests: an advanced training for California Naturalists. Hosted by Central Sierra Cooperative Extension's UC California Naturalist staff. UC Berkeley’s Blodgett Forest Research Station, Georgetown, CA. Click on the thumbnail to view the flier.

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