The mission of the UC California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.
Some uplifting news to start your day! Wisdom, who at 66 is the world’s oldest known breeding wild bird, has returned once again to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and she is currently incubating an egg! Laysan albatross are regular visitors in California, found well offshore typically during late fall and winter.
New UC Green Blog: Feeling welcome in nature is essential to caring and wanting to learn more. #CalNat2016 conference summary.
Hot off the press: “Evaluating environmental education, citizen science, and stewardship through naturalist programs” examines data from California and Virginia naturalist programs to understand participant motivations, barriers, and perspectives as well as the actions they take to advance science, stewardship, and community engagement.
Time's Flaming Arrow: Read about journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal's CalNat immersion experience in the HuffPost Green Blog.