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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Thanks all, for reporting your hours in response to the the new pin incentive announcement (and of course to all of you that take the time to do it anyway!)! Check out what you've been doing! The partner organizations you volunteer with are so grateful for your support and we are so impressed by the hard work and expertise you bring to your programs! We share these results with partners annually so they can include the data in reports and meetings. It is never too late to report hours: https://uccn.volunteersystem.org/
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CA Naturalist Calendar
|Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley CalNat Course||9/4/2014|
|Tuolumne CO CalNat Course: New Melones Reservoir Visitor Center||9/17/2014|
|Santa Barbara Botanic Garden/Sedgwick Reserve CalNat Course||10/1/2014|
|California Naturalist Program Statewide Conference||10/17/2014|
|Yosemite National Park CalNat 1-week Immersion Course||10/26/2014|
|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.
Calling all California Naturalist Authors! We're hosting a Natural History Book Corner at the Fall conference. Please join us to sign and sell your own book! http://bit.ly/CalNatbookcorner
Please bring a donation to the conference for the silent auction scholarship fundraiser! We would appreciate donations of new natural history-related items: art, jewelry, clothing, books, logo items etc. Contact Carrie Raleigh for more info.
New CalNat Courses in the Central Sierras this fall! One-week Immersion course in Yosemite National Park and an 11-week course in Tuolumne County at the New Melones Reservoir Visitor Center.
New article about CalNat & UC land stewardship ethic: UC leads a long tradition of environmental stewardship in California. UC Green Blog. July 25, 2014.