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UC California Naturalist Program

Naturalist News & Inspiration

Program Updates



Learn how to host a City Nature Challenge Bioblitz: The 2020 City Nature Challenge is April 24-27. With a variety of ways you can participate, we are offering naturalists and instructors who want to take their involvement to the next level an exclusive webinar on iNaturalist and how to host a Bioblitz on Wednesday, February 19.

CalNat Supports Project Learning Tree in 2020: Learn about our new series of PLT educator certification workshops. The first workshop is in NorCal at the Hopland Research & Extension Center on February 29. Register ASAP!


 Climate change and the CalNat Climate Stewards Initiative: There is power within all of us to tackle some of the immediate effects of climate change. The Climate Stewards Initiative (CSI) is a new certification program that will be offered through the UC California Naturalist program that prepares individuals to communicate and engage in local solutions to advance community and ecosystem resilience.

 December Newsletter: Natural History as an Entry Point for Gratitude. Subscribe to future newsletters here.

Meet the Naturalists: Check out our new California Naturalist Story Map. In pictures and words, we seek to share the inspiring stories of California Naturalists from around the state.


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Share your California Naturalist Story! We all came to be a California Naturalist through different avenues and motivations. We all have different life experience, perspective, and talents we bring to the Californian Naturalist community. And yet we all have a keen interest in nature in common. We want to share your unique story.

Download this California Naturalist Handbook flier for 30% off from the publisher, UC Press.