California Naturalist Program
Congrats and welcome to the newly graduated class of UC Santa Cruz Arboretum California Naturalists! Every year Linda Anderson makes this beautiful capstone project collage in celebration. A few titles that capture the brilliance of these service projects include "Radical Mycology: Building the World We Want on the Substrate of the Old," "Healing with Nature: Postcards for Stanford Hospital Activity Boxes," and "Fostering Art and Nature at Your Workplace"
Program Updatesfirst California Naturalist Program Regional Rendezvous on October 8 in the North Coast and Bay-Delta Bioregions! We are excited to work with long-time partners at Pepperwood Preserve to offer a one day gathering for California Naturalists and interested friends. Naturalist updates, field walks with experts, keynote speakers, book exchange, lunch, and a final gathering and reception will all be included in this fun day.
CalNat Celebrates our 100th class! How did we get here and where shall we venture together? Read more in the UC Green Blog.
UC Green Blog: Enjoy Nature but don't love it to death. A peer-reviewed summary of recreation impacts on wildlife by contributing author and CalNat Director Adina Merenlender.
Hot off the press: “Evaluating environmental education, citizen science, and stewardship through naturalist programs” in the Conservation Biology journal volume 30, issue 6 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.