California Naturalist Program
The Catalina Island Conservancy California Naturalist course recently explored the island's interior with guest presenters from the Chia Cafe Collective, a grassroots group of southern CA tribal members and collaborators committed to the revitalization of Native foods, medicines, culture, and community. "In Tongva culture there is no equivalent word for nature given. There was never meant to be a separation between the activities of people and the ever changing land." Read the captivating blog post recapping this class session and others on the 'Slow Librarian' blog, authored by course participant Jared Burton.
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 Sunday, May 6, 2018. View full details here.
Expanding access to the California Naturalist community: we've launched a scholarship fund! Read all about it here.