2014 Conference: Explore nature. Build community. Take action.
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October 17-19, 2014 Asilomar State Park
The UC California Naturalist Program, the 2014 conference planning committee, our conference sponsors, and the Pacific Grove CA Naturalists invite you to Asilomar Conference Grounds for our inaugural statewide conference! This conference is designed for and by the California Naturalist community, but everyone is welcome to attend (Press release here for distribution).
The biennial UC California Naturalist Conference provides a forum for presenting and discussing new research and developments in natural history, stewardship, citizen science, global change, environmental education, and interpretation for addressing California's environmental challenges. Together we will celebrate California State Park's 150th year of providing inspiration and education for the people of California -- all in the heart of beautiful Asilomar State Park!
- Friday, Oct. 17 Advanced Trainings and Opening Reception
- Saturday, Oct. 18 Concurrent & Plenary Talks; Poster Presentations & Reception
- Sunday, Oct. 19 Field Trips
Conference Goal: This conference is at the heart of our newly forming statewide network of naturalists, stewards, environmental educators and interpreters. Do attend so we can explore nature, build community, and take action on behalf of nature together!
Who Should Attend: Certified California Naturalists; Natural Resource Stewards, Docents; Interpreters; Teachers; and Citizen Scientists.
Poster Abstract Submission Due: August 15 (Late breaking session deadline)
Registration: July 22-Sept. 14
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Please bring a donation 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.
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!
Opening Ceremony Speakers: Adina Merenlender, Donna Pozzi, Lori Mannel, Assemblyman Mark Stone, and Bill Douros. Plus live music and a "come as your favorite organism" challenge!
Plenary Session Speakers: Mary Ellen Hannibal and Anthony Barnosky - Preeminent conservation thinkers and authors.
Advanced Trainings Up your naturalist skills and learn from some of the most talented nature writers and illustrators.
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