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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Amazing to have an instructor or coordinator from each partner program at the inaugural #CalNat conference. As you know, their dedication, skill, and enthusiasm makes the program! We'll be announcing several new 2015 programs around the state in the next few weeks... (and next conference we'll ambush them all trying on their kelp hats etc...)
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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|
|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.
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 article about CalNat & UC land stewardship ethic: UC leads a long tradition of environmental stewardship in California. UC Green Blog. July 25, 2014.