Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Mr. Gregory Ira

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Director, UC California Naturalist Statewide Program
California Naturalist Program
2801 Second Street
Davis, CA 95618
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Greg currently serves as the California Naturalist Program Director, developing and overseeing efficient and effective program operations through program planning, development, management, and evaluation. This includes two active courses: 1) California Naturalist and 2) Climate Stewards. In addition, Greg serves as the Chair of the Environmental Education Workgroup under the Positive Youth Development Program Team. Greg has over fifteen years of experience in the design and delivery of environmental education programs and professional development as the director of the Office of Environmental Education in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Greg earned his BA in Environmental Studies from Prescott College and MA in Asian Studies with a focus on Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii.


M.A. Asian Studies, University of Hawaii. 1992
B.A. Environmental Studies, Prescott College. 1987



Environmental Education, Climate Change Education, Natural History Training, Program Management, Collective Impact, Business Processes Improvement

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  • LG, Gerhart; CC, Jadallah; SS, Angulo; GC, Ira (In Press). Teaching An Experiential Field Course Via Online Participatory Science Projects: A COVID-19 Case Study of a UC California Naturalist Course. Ecology and Evolution. https://www.authorea.com/users/331393/articles/465216-teaching-an-experiential-field-course-via-online-participatory-science-projects-a-covid-19-case-study-of-a-uc-california-naturalist-course?commit=8fd42c216a0e615419ddb6bbb630ccef2598b2a0

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