CalNat Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods course
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Sponsor: UC California Naturalist

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Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is offering the new UC Climate Stewards certification course and the UC California Naturalist certificate course in 2022! Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is a non-profit, environmental and interpretive organization that works in partnership with California State Parks in the Russian River District to support volunteer, education and stewardship programs.

UC California Naturalist certification course

Stewards of the Coast an Redwoods offers a 10 week, 40+ hour class to introduce you to the wonders the Sonoma Coast and engage you in the stewardship of California’s natural communities. Through the University of California Naturalist Program, participants become active members in a growing movement of conservation, citizen science, and volunteer activism. Our unique  ecosystem offers a landscape where temperate rain forest meets Mediterranean chaparral. 

Participants will explore the redwood forests, oak woodlands, and riparian habitats of California’s  coastal mountains. Class lectures and field trips will venture from coastal ranges to the ocean, informing about coastal prairies, estuaries, and marine tidal zones. This course combines science curriculum, journaling, guest lecturers, daily field study, off site trips, and local cultural knowledge. The California Naturalist Program promotes environmental literacy and stewardship through discovery and action. Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic credits through UC Davis Extension for an additional nominal fee.

2022 Course Dates: February 17, 2022 - April 21, 2022; 6:30 pm - 9:30 online via Zoom video Conferencing. Location TBA for several Saturday field trips, most will originate at Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods in Guerneville. 

Cost: $456 for members and $570 for non-members. Payment Plan available: 1/3 due at registration, 2 payments of 1/3 each due prior to first class.

Registration: For more information and to register, please visit the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods course page.

Contact: Please contact Stewards at: (707) 869-9177 or