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Naturalist trainees in action! The 2018 University of Southern California Sea Grant Sea Lab course is off to a great start with a visit to the Los Angeles River.

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Are you coming to the California Native Plant Society Conservation Conference? California Naturalist Associate Director, Sabrina Drill, will be moderating both a pre-workshop training Jan. 31st and a technical session Feb. 2nd on pests and pathogens of native trees - come learn the latest about invasive shot hole borers, goldspotted oak borer, walnut twig beetle and other pests! On Feb. 3rd, the UC California Naturalist team will be part of the session on citizen science. Phew! We may even be at a table too, come find out!

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Jon Christensen, plenary speaker at #CalNat2016 conference is moderating "The Making of Mapping," a free event at SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Thursday, January 25, 6 p.m. Koret Education Center. Mapping makes the city legible. But who makes maps? And for whom? "The Making of Mapping" invites Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School of San Francisco/author of Deep Mapping the Media City Shannon Mattern, and President of Cartography Associates/founder of the David Rumsey Map Collection David Rumsey for a conversation moderated by journalist and partner at Stamen Design Jon Christensen, on the deep history, current contestation, and fraught future of mapping the city.

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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


California Naturalist Calendar

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

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