UC California Naturalist Program

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Program Updates




The Beautiful Central California Coast: For our California Naturalists and friends, this landscape offers so many opportunities to learn and explore. That's why program staff picked the central coast as the location of this year's annual Regional Rendezvous!

CalNat Program leadership transitions: We're celebrating our founding visionaries Adina Merenlender and Sabrina Drill and welcoming a new chapter in CalNat's history as Greg Ira takes the helm as the new UC California Naturalist program Director!

 July Newsletter: California Naturalist Leadership Transitions, Regional Rendezvous Update News on the the upcoming Regional Rendezvous in Cambria, leadership transitions, and new staff. Subscribe to future newsletters here.

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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. In pictures and words, we want to share your short CalNat story.

California Naturalist climate stories are live!  Check out this map! The California Climate Stories show why action on the ground is important, and how local action fits within broader efforts to adapt to climate change throughout the state. Developed for the Governor’s OPR Adaptation Clearinghouse in collaboration with UC ANR, California Naturalist, and IGIS Statewide programs. Thanks to all who shared their story!

Check out our new Partner Story Map: find a class or an organization near you!



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