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Planning for the #CalNat fall conference opening ceremony is super fun! What organism have you chosen to come as? Please attend dressed as your favorite organism! (Whatever that means to you: full costume, face paint, wings, favorite critter jewelry, a fun shirt, etc...) Stellar speaker lineup includes Linda Yamane, Rumsian Ohlone from Monterey (Oyate Ta Olowan: When you get to know a person, you begin to know a people); Lori Mannel, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Executive Director (Monterey Peninsula conservation story, Live guitar music and slides); Bill Douros, West Coast Director, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (Marine Conservation); Mark Stone, California State Assembly 29th district (Making a difference for the coast and its inhabitants); and a warm welcome to Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds from Donna Pozzi, California State Parks Chief of Interpretation and Education and California Naturalist Program Directors Adina Merenlender & Sabrina Drill. (photo from Andreas Praefcke)
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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|
|Tuolumne CO CalNat Course: New Melones Reservoir Visitor Center||9/17/2014|
|Santa Barbara Botanic Garden/Sedgwick Reserve CalNat Course||10/1/2014|
|California Naturalist Program Statewide Conference||10/17/2014|
|Yosemite National Park CalNat 1-week Immersion Course||10/26/2014|
|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.
What do award winning authors Mary Ellen Hannibal (The Spine of the Continent, 2012) and Anthony Barnosky (Dodging Extinction, October 2014) have in common besides the fantastic work they do to share their hope and passion for conservation? They are Plenary Speakers at the CalNat October conference. The conference speaker lineup is fantastic!
New CalNat Courses in the Central Sierras this fall! One-week Immersion course in Yosemite National Park and an 11-week course in Tuolumne County at the New Melones Reservoir Visitor Center.
New article about CalNat & UC land stewardship ethic: UC leads a long tradition of environmental stewardship in California. UC Green Blog. July 25, 2014.