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CalNat Dispatches

Have you done the Bioblitz dance this spring, Naturalists??

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Congrats to all the organizers, observers, and 16 cities involved in the #CityNatureChallenge! Because this was a friendly competition there was a leaderboard, but it probably goes without saying that nature comes out on top when we're all engaged in discovery and stewardship.

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This year on Earth Day California Naturalists are celebrating and marching for the natural sciences that help us to understand how nature works. The scientific method requires that we unlock our power of observation. Becoming a naturalist enhances our ability to study nature and together we can imagine the earth as a better place for all species. Have an amazing day filled with wonder! Wildflowers Tejon Ranch Conservancy

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Program Updates

CalNat New Partner/Instructor Workshop scheduled for Oakland, May 8-9 at The Oakland Museum of California and Lake MerrittThe workshop is an introduction for organizations who have completed a partner interest form and have initiated plans together with the California Naturalist Program Team to offer the course to their community, volunteers, or staff. The workshop is one required step in the application process to partner with the program.

CalNat Celebrates our 100th class! How did we get here and where shall we venture together? Read more in the UC Green Blog.

UC Green Blog: Feeling welcome in nature is essential to caring and wanting to learn more. #CalNat2016 conference summary. 

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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