California Naturalist
California Naturalist
California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist




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. 

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In the Los Angeles area and looking for family-friendly fun this weekend? Check out Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's Urban Nature Fest!

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Congrats and welcome to the new Point Reyes National Seashore Association California Naturalist graduates! Thank you for joining our community and for being the change that you wish to see in the world! If you'd like to gain unprecedented access to the 70,000 acres that make up Point Reyes National Seashore and learn about the unique ecology and natural history of California, consider PRNSA's summer immersion course: the CalNat Waterfront Experience, with accomodations at the historic Lifeboat Station. August 7th-14th.

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California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education presents the Southern Fall Conference 2016 at Arrowhead Ranch Outdoor Science School, Lake Arrowhead, CA. Friday, Oct. 14th – Sunday, Oct. 16th 2016 Nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains, it is only a few miles from the historic and beautiful Lake Arrowhead Village. At an elevation of over 5,100 feet, it is great location for outdoor activities and reconnecting with nature. There are great mountain creeks, scenic hiking trails and a nearby beautiful lake. Registration includes 15+ environmental education workshops, Saturday Night Campfire entertainment, and tent camping or dorm accommodations. For more details visit:

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Through the generous support of our sponsors, the California Naturalist program is pleased to announce a second round of partial scholarship awards that cover registration costs of interested attendees. Don't miss the July 15 scholarship deadline for attending the 2016 conference. This conference is for and by our community and we want you to come! The application is short and sweet. Apply now 


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Registration is open for the 2016 California Naturalist Conference! September 9-11, 2016. New: Field trips and advanced trainings announced, we're accepting proposals for posters and lighting talks.

New California Agriculture article on CalNat Director Adina Merenlender: Building a new mode of extension for biodiversity conservation

Check out the first bioregional publication in the California Naturalist Publication Series! Natural History of the Sierra Nevada By Kim Ingram and Susie Kocher.

Time's Flaming Arrow: Read about journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal's CalNat immersion experience in the HuffPost Green Blog.


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