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.
On this rainy Friday, CalNat director Adina Merenlender and a couple of local certified California Naturalists joined other UC Agriculture & Natural Resources programs and our new associate vice president Wendy Powers on her first tour of The Hopland Research and Extension Center. We shared the impacts that CalNat and Naturalists have on local partnering organizations and communities and highlighted some citizen science and stewardship projects that Naturalists have remained engaged with post-certification, including the California Phenology Project and an ongoing watershed restoration project. We are proud of all you do, Naturalists!
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.