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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. 

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Heads up to southern and central Sierra Naturalists! California Naturalist Kathi Joye, author of two books about trails, will present a program at the Tuolumne City Museum Feb. 25 about hiking, snowshoe and cross-country ski day excursions. Check out the full article in the The Union Democrat:

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Mystery metallic green larvae or short caterpillar on (maybe?) Isocoma menziesii in San Diego 02/18-17 in Mission Trails.

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UCcritterC 2016
In exchange for logging at least 40 service hours in the 2016 calendar year, certified California Naturalists will receive a beautiful 18k gold and enamel pin service pin as our thank you. Log your hours now!

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. 

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

Time's Flaming Arrow: Read about journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal's CalNat immersion experience in the HuffPost Green Blog.


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