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CalNat Dispatches

Happy Autumn Equinox Naturalists! Do you feel it in the air?! According to EarthSky, this weekend you should try to catch the slender waxing crescent moon and the planet Jupiter in your western twilight sky. Try looking for them as soon as the sky darkens. Photo by Peter Stearns.

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An interview with Dr. Gary Griggs, UCSC Earth and Planetary Sciences Distinguished Professor and author of the new book, “Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge.” Griggs says "I think traditionally what we’ve done — and we’re still doing now — is, whenever a conflict comes up, we draw a line and you get on that side and I get on this side and we punch it out. I think what we have to do is come to the realization finally that it’s a circle and we’re all inside of it."

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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 Friday, October 27.  View full details here.


The UC California Naturalist? program is hiring a new Community Education Specialist in Davis, CA to work with partnering organizations and naturalists in the Central Valley and Sierra regions. View the position announcement here.

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Check out our new Partner Story Map: find a class or an organization near you! 



UC Green Blog: Enjoy Nature but don't love it to death. A peer-reviewed summary of recreation impacts on wildlife by contributing author and CalNat Director Adina Merenlender. 

New California Agriculture article on CalNat Director Adina Merenlender: Building a new mode of extension for biodiversity conservation


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