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Climate Stewards Point Reyes National Seashore Association course
Point Reyes, California, USA
Point Reyes
Marin County, California
Contact: Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x304
Sponsor: UC California Naturalist

Full course website: http://calnat.ucanr.edu/Take_a_class/PRNSA/#a1

Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) is a cooperating association of the National Park Service. Working in partnership with Point Reyes National Seashore and the public, PRNSA  preserves, restores and maintain wildlife habitat, trails, and historic sites in this beautiful coastal park. Year-round environmental education programs help children and adults deepen their understanding of nature and inspire the next generation of park stewards. Point Reyes offers both the UC Climate Stewards certification and the UC California Naturalist certification.

2021 UC Climate Stewards certification

Climate Stewards is an exciting new Initiative from the University of California Cooperative Extension in partnership with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association. In this program you will learn more about the science of climate change, how to communicate more effectively about this issue, and how to help your community adapt to climate challenges.

During this program you will receive six online classes with guest experts, spend three Saturdays learning and experiencing climate-relevant sites in and around Point Reyes, and will complete online coursework and a final capstone project to receive your certification from the University of California. In this interactive class you will practice the skills you need to work with others on finding climate solutions!

As a Certified Climate Steward you will become part of a statewide network working to promote community and ecosystem resilience for California's future. 

Instructors: Sam Chiriboga, PRNSA Assistant Director; Biret Adden PRNSA Education Director

2021 course dates: February 23- April 20.Tuesday evening classes will be held online from 6:30-9:00 and will include guest speakers, group discussions, and climate change content. The in-person Saturday field trips from 9:30-3:30 will include hands-on projects and instructional visits to locations in and around Point Reyes on 3/13, 3/20, and 3/27.

Register here.

Cost: $425. Scholarships are available. Early career professionals, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, or those working/interested in outdoor education or environmental action are strongly encouraged to apply. Please complete the short online scholarship application form by 9:00am, January 25th for consideration. For questions email fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

Contact: Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x304 or by email at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org