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UC California Naturalist Program

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 Climate change and the CalNat Climate Stewards Initiative: September marks a pivotal moment in climate change conversation. There is power within all of us to tackle some of the immediate effects of climate change. The Climate Stewards Initiative (CSI) is a new certification program that will be offered through the UC California Naturalist program that prepares individuals to communicate and engage in local solutions to advance community and ecosystem resilience.


Rediscovering California’s Central Coast Bioregion: check out the latest free natural history publication from CalNat! The publication's lead author, Bill Tietje, with co-authors William Preston and Anne Polyakov wrote a highly readable description of the Central Coast Bioregion. The publication uses engaging vignettes to highlight local conservationists, regional wildlife, historical and contemporary restoration efforts, and interesting places to explore.


 September Newsletter: Collective Impact and the UC California Naturalist Program + discovery, action, stewardship, and ... grant opportunities! Subscribe to future newsletters here.


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Share your California Naturalist Story! We all came to be a California Naturalist through different avenues and motivations. We all have different life experience, perspective, and talents we bring to the Californian Naturalist community. And yet we all have a keen interest in nature in common. In pictures and words, we want to share your short CalNat story.


California Naturalist climate stories are live!  Check out this map! The California Climate Stories show why action on the ground is important, and how local action fits within broader efforts to adapt to climate change throughout the state. Developed for the Governor’s OPR Adaptation Clearinghouse in collaboration with UC ANR, California Naturalist, and IGIS Statewide programs. Thanks to all who shared their story!


Check out our new Partner Story Map: find a class or an organization near you!

 

 


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Download this California Naturalist Handbook flier for 30% off from the publisher, UC Press!