Climate Stewards Pasadena City College course
Contact: Russell DiFiori (
Sponsor: UC California Naturalist

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Pasadena City College offers the new UC Climate Stewards certification course and the UC California Naturalist certificate course in Los Angeles County. Pasadena City College provides the San Gabriel Valley with a high quality, innovative and dynamic learning environment that inspires student success.

UC Climate Stewards certification course

Through the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the California Naturalist Program, UC Climate Stewards for California Communities certification program was piloted at PCC in 2020. In collaboration with partners including formal and informal science institutions, we deliver a public program that improves climate change literacy and civic engagement for community and ecosystem resilience throughout California. 


  • Increase access to up-to-date and locally relevant climate science to improve climate literacy through a UC certification course for the public.
  • Establish a community of practice focused on stewardship, communication, and community solutions to advance resiliency.
  • Build statewide support for and capacity to effectively advance state and local climate goals.


Courses throughout California combine classroom, online, and field experiences in earth systems, water, energy and agriculture; as well as communication training, citizen science, and community service opportunities. After certification, UC Climate Stewards are encouraged to volunteer in activities ranging from community and citizen science, land and water stewardship, civic engagement, and education and interpretation activities.

The training includes an overview of state and local climate policies so that Climate Stewards is a catalyst for public participation in California’s climate change initiatives.

Due to high demand, the 2022 PCC UC Climate Stewards certification course is full. 

More information on dates and registration can be obtained from Russell DiFiori (