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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New #CalNat article in the Green Blog highlights UC's legacy of stewardship in California and our partners & Naturalist's huge contributions towards that effort. Love this pic of last year's Tejon Ranch Conservancy class who worked on a pipe capping project to keep small animals and birds from getting trapped (Photo: Scot Pipkin). http://calnat.ucanr.edu/Green_Blog/?blogpost=14769&blogasset=18704
UC leads a long tradition of environmental stewardship in California
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CA Naturalist Calendar
|Tejon Ranch Conservancy CalNat Course||8/15/2014|
|Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley CalNat Course||9/4/2014|
|Santa Barbara Botanic Garden/Sedgwick Reserve CalNat Course||10/1/2014|
|California Naturalist Program Statewide Conference||10/17/2014|
|Pt. Reyes CalNat 1-week Immersion Course||11/10/2014|
Registration open for the Fall 2014 #CalNat Conference October 17-19, 2014: Explore nature. Build community. Take action. Asilomar State Park, Pacific Grove, California.
Late Breaking Poster Session for the California Naturalist Conference! Deadline to submit is August 15.
Resource for Naturalists available: CalNat Suggested Supplemental Reading (2014, Leah Gardner, Sagehen Field Station Naturalist).
New article about CalNat & UC land stewardship ethic: UC leads a long tradition of environmental stewardship in California. UC Green Blog. July 25, 2014.