The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.
The UC California Naturalist Program is designed to introduce Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engage the public in study and stewardship of California’s natural communities. The California Naturalist program uses a science curriculum, hands-on learning, problem-solving, and community service to instill a deep appreciation for the natural communities of the state and to inspire individuals to become stewards of their local resources. Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic credits through UC Davis Extension for an additional nominal fee.
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This recent graduate from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden course has been blogging about her experiences. This was the first informal field trip offered to all graduates of the SBBG program. So much fun for us to get together! (Thanks for sharing Garden Celebrations, Alisa, Frederique et al!)
Field trips are one of the many exciting perks of becoming a California Naturalist. A fellow classmate opened up her home at Hollister Ranch--a private preserve about thirty minutes up the coast fr...
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CA Naturalist Calendar
|Santa Barbara Botanic Garden CalNat Course||2/22/2014|
|Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History CalNat Course||3/5/2014|
|Inland Mendocino CalNat Course||4/1/2014|
|Sierra Streams Institute- Nevada City CalNat Course||4/2/2014|
|UC Santa Cruz Arboretum CalNat Course||4/3/2014|
|American River Natural History Association CalNat Course||4/22/2014|
|Sagehen Field Station CalNat 6-week course||6/6/2014|
|Inland Empire CalNat Course||6/9/2014|
|Sagehen Field Station CalNat 1-week Youth Immersion course||6/22/2014|
|Sagehen Field Station CalNat 1-week Immersion Course||7/7/2014|
|Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley CalNat Course||9/4/2014|
|California Naturalist Program Statewide Conference||10/17/2014|
Save the Date! California Naturalist Announces our First State-Wide Conference. October 17-19, 2014: Explore nature. Build community. Take action. Asilomar State Park, Pacific Grove, California.
Nature's Calling: Naturalist Program Begins. Ukiah Daily Journal. February 1, 2014.
The New Naturalists: UC's California Naturalist Program is Integrating Citizen Science into Conservation. Breakthroughs Magazine, UC Berkeley, Fall 2013.