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

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What's Fun For Fall? Inspire your planning with this #CalNat sneak peak into upcoming courses & advanced training through our partners in our latest e-newsletter. https://t.co/KtjcApwChZ

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With half of the earth’s surface cleared, 40% of the forests cut down, and 90% of the big fish harvested from the sea is the earth at a tipping point? This is the subject of Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadlys’ new book “Tipping Point for Planet Earth.” Some of you may remember hearing Tony Barnosky, UC Berkeley, speak at the first CalNat Conference in 2014 on "Dodging Extinction." Tony also wrote a great book on climate change and species extinction called "Heatstroke". This new book outlines the drivers of change and ways we can alter the endgame to avoid increasing the earth’s temperature at an unprecedented speed and prevent continued extinctions. You can watch Tony's 2014 CalNat presentation at http://lecture.ucanr.edu/mediasite/Play/b19f62c51c864656ba4cca2c3eac1ead1d http://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250051158

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Don't miss it! September 9-11, 2016. Check out the program here.


Hot off the press: “Evaluating environmental education, citizen science, and stewardship through naturalist programs” examines data from California and Virginia naturalist programs to understand participant motivations, barriers, and perspectives as well as the actions they take to advance science, stewardship, and community engagement. 


New California Agriculture article on CalNat Director Adina Merenlender: Building a new mode of extension for biodiversity conservation

Time's Flaming Arrow: Read about journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal's CalNat immersion experience in the HuffPost Green Blog.


 

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