California Naturalist
California Naturalist
California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden CalNat Course

Dates: September 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact: (805) 682-4726 ex. 119 or

Sponsor: California Naturalist

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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is partnering with the UCSB Natural Reserve System to offer the UC California Naturalist certification course. Become part of a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists ready to take an active role in local natural resource conservation, education, and restoration.

This course provides the foundational curriculum to become a Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or UCSB Natural Reserve docent. Class and field sessions to be held at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and local field sites. Taught by local expert guest speakers, classes provide a broad overview of California Natural History while helping participants to become skilled interpreters, citizen scientists, and land stewards of the Santa Barbara region.

Fall 2017 Dates: Sep. 6 - Nov. 8

Course Schedule:

10 Wednesday classes: 

September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 12, 19, 25
November 1, 8

Plus 5 Saturday Field Trips (4 out of 5 field trips are required)

Locations and dates TBD

Fall 2017 application coming soon!

For more information, please contact Kathy Castaneda, Volunteer Programs Manager, at (805) 682-4726 ex. 119 or

4 units of lower division college credit available from UC Davis Extension for an additional $80 upon completion of program requirements.

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