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.
CA Naturalist Calendar
|Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum CalNat Course||1/24/2015|
|Partner Workshop & Instructor Training at the San Diego Natural History Museum||1/29/2015|
|American River Conservancy CalNat Course||2/4/2015|
|Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods CalNat Course||2/24/2015|
|Sierra Foothill Conservancy CalNat Course||3/13/2015|
|Inland Mendocino CalNat Course||3/23/2015|
|Sagehen Creek CalNat 6-week Course||6/5/2015|
|Sagehen Creek CalNat Adult Immersion Course||7/6/2015|
|Sagehen Creek CalNat Youth Immersion Course||7/18/2015|
Shop the new CalNat on-line store! Organic ring spun cotton tee-shirts for kids, women and men; reusable 100% post-consumer recycled ChicoBags, and made-in-USA ball caps. The new web store is hosted by our friends at Acorn Naturalists: providing naturalists, teachers, outdoor educators, and parents with unique resources for the trail and classroom for 25 years.
2014 Inaugural #CalNat Conference video, abstracts, posters and more will be posted soon on the conference website.
CalNat Scholarships Available! Great news for naturalists interested in taking a 2015 course in the San Joaquin Valley and central Sierra region.
Registration Open! Partner/ Instructor Training Workshop at the San Diego Natural History Museum. January 29-30, 2015.
The California Naturalist Program Hits Its Stride: An overview of the Fall Conference and interview with Co-Directors Drill & Merenlender who talk about their vision of growing our community of practice to include more workforce training, increase parks capacity, and encourage teacher development. In the 10/30/14 UC ANR Green Blog.