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.
Dr. Martin Luther King's actions on behalf of social justice are at the heart of the environmental justice movement. No one possesses the right to degrade and destroy the environment and all members of a society have the right to clean air, water, and soil, as well as access to natural environments. The California Environmental Justice Alliance is working to build democratic, equitable solutions to pollution, poverty and racism.
As we turn our focus to service in honor of Dr. King we appreciate all California Naturalists do to protect the environment and sustain human communities.
New 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.
Time's Flaming Arrow: Read about journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal's CalNat immersion experience in the HuffPost Green Blog.