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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Pepperwood Preserve, a #CalNat partner organization in Sonoma County, just released their on-line fall course catalog. There are some fantastic offerings!! From all day workshops like "Bird Language and Animal Tracking: Reading the Signs of a Landscape" with CalNat instructor Meghan Walla-Murphy to evening lectures like "California Forests: The Human-Wildlife Connection" with Greg Giusti, CalNat Interior Mendocino course lecturer, to family overnights with a naturalist, there appears to be something of interest for everyone!
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CA Naturalist Calendar
|Tejon Ranch Conservancy CalNat Course||8/15/2014|
|Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley CalNat Course||9/4/2014|
|Santa Barbara Botanic Garden/Sedgwick Reserve CalNat Course||10/1/2014|
|California Naturalist Program Statewide Conference||10/17/2014|
|Pt. Reyes CalNat 1-week Immersion Course||11/10/2014|
Registration open for the Fall 2014 #CalNat Conference October 17-19, 2014: Explore nature. Build community. Take action. Asilomar State Park, Pacific Grove, California.
Late Breaking Poster Session for the California Naturalist Conference! Deadline to submit is August 15.
Resource for Naturalists available: CalNat Suggested Supplemental Reading (2014, Leah Gardner, Sagehen Field Station Naturalist).
New article about CalNat & UC land stewardship ethic: UC leads a long tradition of environmental stewardship in California. UC Green Blog. July 25, 2014.