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CalNat Dispatches

Registration is open for the spring 2018 Sierra Streams Institute #CalNat course. This 10 week survey course covers the geology, ecology, water science, and biology of the Sierra Nevada and will be held at their new home at the Woolman Campus. Due to popular demand, this year they are reserving several spaces and adding even more great training for the K-12 educators who participate, ensuring that this experience is available for the region's teachers. Each year the course fills quickly so please share with your network today! March 7-May 16.

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Phenology followers, what have YOU been seeing recently?

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Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) is offering a CalNat course this spring from April 13 - May 12. Join their CalNat Open House event this Saturday, Jan. 20 from 2-4pm and learn more about the course. Additional course details at In December, 1,500 acres of the OVLC’s 2,300 acres burned in the Thomas Fire. Much of their open space will recover on its own, however, there are some areas that may need help to come back. For more on restoration after the fire, visit:

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Program Updates

Have you been working to address the threat of climate change? Tell us your story! UC California Naturalist is working with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to help populate the new Climate Adaptation Clearinghouse by capturing authentic experiences of all Californians as they deal with a changing climate. Please share your story by February 16, 2018.  View full details here

Expanding access to the California Naturalist community: we've launched a scholarship fund! Read all about it here

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Check out our new Partner Story Map: find a class or an organization near you! 



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


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Audubon Canyon Ranch CalNat Course
Date: September 6, 2017 - February 14, 2018

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