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.” The California Naturalist Program welcomes everyone to join us in an inclusive and safe setting as we learn how to be better stewards of our environment. We’ll reflect on and celebrate our efforts over the first 10 years of the program and recommit ourselves to the next 10. You don’t have to be a UC Certified Naturalist or Climate Steward, nor an instructor to attend. Our conference and our community is open to all individuals with an interest in building a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future for California. Our presenters and sessions bring voices from diverse backgrounds and our equity-based registration is designed to minimize cost as a barrier to participation. We welcome and encourage your participation and hope you’ll join us.

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.

Fire Contingency Plans

Check out plans for the event if fires and/or smoke impacts this event. 

Bring at least 3 to 4 N95 masks with you to protect yourself from smoke!

CalNat Conference 2016

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Keynote Speakers

José González, Founder of Latino Outdoors
Rhiana Jones, Director of the Washoe Environmental Protection Department
Obi Kaufmann, Author, Artist, Naturalist and EcoPhilosopher

Workshop and Tour Speaker Highlight

Alison Young - Center for Biodiversity and Community Science at the California Academy of Sciences, City Nature Challenge

Alison Young

Alison Young is the Co-Director of the Thriving California Initiative and the Center for Biodiversity and Community Science at the California Academy of Sciences, where she works to build partnerships and community around nature and sharing knowledge about biodiversity.

Alison co-leads the annual City Nature Challenge and helps run Snapshot Cal Coast and will be discussing her work at the conference!

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.

Who Should Attend

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.

Book Your Lodging!

Lodging is not included in the registration fee. Visit lodging for more info. Lodging block deadline extended until Thursday, September 22, 2022.

*New Workshop Added: Drone Presentation and Demo, Free, max of 25

The regular registration rates have been extended through Sept. 30!

Registration Fees 

Type Reg. Fees Dates
Early Bird $175-$310 Through Sept. 6 
Regular  $200-$325 Sept. 7-30
Late  $225-$350  Oct. 1 -Oct. 7
Onsite  $275-$400 Oct. 8 or later

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Contact Us

Conference Staff
UC ANR Program Support Unit

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