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 for an additional nominal fee.
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Happy National Park Week! On opening weekend, this Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, every national park offers free admission! (How fun is it that we can observe National Park Week and CA Native Plant week simultaneously (and free!) this weekend?!) Need a map to locate your park adventure? Check this out: www.nps.gov/state/ca/index.htm?program=parks Calendar of events here: www.nps.gov/npweek/
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CA Naturalist Calendar
|Santa Barbara Botanic Garden CalNat Course||2/22/2014|
|Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History CalNat Course||3/5/2014|
|Inland Mendocino CalNat Course||4/1/2014|
|Sierra Streams Institute- Nevada City CalNat Course||4/2/2014|
|UC Santa Cruz Arboretum CalNat Course||4/3/2014|
|American River Natural History Association CalNat Course||4/22/2014|
|Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods- Sonoma Coast||5/6/2014|
|SPAWN Marin Co. CalNat Course||5/21/2014|
|Sagehen Field Station CalNat 6-week course||6/6/2014|
|Inland Empire CalNat Course||6/9/2014|
|Sagehen Field Station CalNat 1-week Youth Immersion course||6/22/2014|
|Sagehen Field Station CalNat 1-week Immersion Course||7/7/2014|
|Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley CalNat Course||9/4/2014|
|California Naturalist Program Statewide Conference||10/17/2014|
UC California Naturalist Program Instructor Workshop. April 29-30; Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier, CA. This workshop is for organizations interested in partnering with University of California ANR to offer the California Naturalist Program to their community, volunteers, or staff.
Early Registration Open! California Naturalist State-Wide Conference. October 17-19, 2014: Explore nature. Build community. Take action. Asilomar State Park, Pacific Grove, California.