1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Through the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the California Naturalist Program, UC Climate Stewards for California Communities certification program is currently in its pilot phase. In collaboration with partners including formal and informal science institutions, we will deliver a public program that improves climate change literacy and civic engagement for community and ecosystem resilience throughout California.
- Increase access to up-to-date and locally relevant climate science to improve climate literacy through a UC certification course for the public.
- Establish a community of practice focused on stewardship, communication, and community solutions to advance resiliency.
- Build statewide support for and capacity to effectively advance state and local climate goals.
Courses throughout California will combine classroom, online, and field experiences in earth systems, water, energy and agriculture; as well as communication training, citizen science, and community service opportunities. After certification, UC Climate Stewards will be encouraged to volunteer in activities ranging from community and citizen science, land and water stewardship, civic engagement, and education and interpretation activities.
The training will include an overview of state and local climate policies so that Climate Stewards is a catalyst for public participation in California’s climate change initiatives.