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.
Lovely rainy week for North Coast amphibians! We counted at least 13 newts (red-bellied newts, Taricha rivularis and rough-skinned newts, Taricha granulosa granulosa) and one Foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii) on the trail during a short jaunt through Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve. Its is estimated that California and red-bellied newts can live as long as 30 years!
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.