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.
North coast naturalists, check out this new field guide "Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast" and join the book launch in December at the Santa Cruz Mycoflora Foray 2016. With a special emphasis on beginners/newcomers to the mushroom world, the Foray will include lectures, workshops, and of course, mushroom hunting! In partnership with the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Mycoflora Project, participants will make vouchered specimens for the UC Santa Cruz fungal herbarium and sequencing project. Co-author and organizer Christian Swartz is a research associate at the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History. http://www.redwoodcoastmushrooms.org/ http://www.redwoodcoastmushrooms.org/scmycoflora-foray-2016/
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.
Time's Flaming Arrow: Read about journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal's CalNat immersion experience in the HuffPost Green Blog.