FINAL 2022 Conference Invite 060822

Friday-Sunday, October 7-9, 2022
Granlibakken Tahoe, North Shore Lake Tahoe

Register now to join the UC California Naturalist Program as we gather to “Celebrate Community, Nature and Resilience for a Just Future.” We will reflect on the first 10 years of the program – and focus on how we will continue to advance Discovery, Action and Stewardship.  

Engaging presentations, hands-on workshops and field trips to local gems will highlight Sierra Nevada natural history, culture and the environment; climate change and climate resilience work in California; participatory science; and equity, inclusion and justice in conservation efforts.

Keynote Speakers

Wade Crowfoot, California’s Secretary for Natural Resources
José González, Founder of Latino Outdoors
Rhiana Jones, Director of the Washoe Environmental Protection Department
Obi Kaufmann, Author, Artist, Naturalist and EcoPhilosopher
Adina Merenlender, Founding Director, California Naturalist Program 

Workshop and Tour Speaker Highlight

Obi Kaufmann, Author, Artist, Naturalist and EcoPhilosopher

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Obi will lead the following events during the conference: 

  • Friday pre-conference workshop - Consilient Theory: Join Obi to learn about the art and science of ecological philosophy 
  • Sunday post-conference field tour - Loon Lake On the Trail: Obi will lead a three-hour hike to explore the natural history of the area. 
About CalNat Program

Since the program was established by University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources in 2011, more than 160 instructors from 83 partner organizations across the state have trained over 6,000 Naturalists and Stewards. We are excited to have this chance to reconnect, re-engage, and renew our relationships with you – or to introduce our work and mission to new members of our community. We hope you will join us in this unique setting as we strengthen our capacity for stewardship as individuals an in community.

Book Your Lodging!

Lodging is not included in the registration fee. Visit the lodging for more info. 

Thank you to our sponsor!

Anyone and everyone is invited to register: Certified UC California Naturalists and Climate Stewards, partners and allies working toward biodiversity conservation, resilience to climate change and a just future for all.

Contact Us

Conference Staff
UC ANR Program Support Unit