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CalNat West Valley College course
Contact: Leticia Gallardo, leticia.gallardo@westvalley.edu
Sponsor: UC California Naturalist

Open to students and community members of all ages, join any of the following courses in the Biology department under Ecology, Diversity, and Conservation offered throughout the year to obtain California Naturalist certification. Upon successful completion of course requirements, participants will have the option of obtaining UC California Naturalist Certification ($50 FT students/$100 other, one time fee). Participants will build their resume and become a more desirable candidate to work or volunteer for public land agencies or environmental education organizations. Students will have the option of receiving California Naturalist certification in fall, spring, or summer classes:


BIO 014 California Plants and Animals
Come learn about the ecology and biodiversity of California. Explore plant and animal communities through a series of synchronous online lectures and laboratory activities with independent local field trips. This course has an optional California Naturalist certification.

Dates: January 30 - May 28, 2021
Lecture (ONLINE): Mondays, 2:05 PM - 5:15 PM
Lab (ONLINE): Wednesdays, 2:05 PM - 5:15 PM             

BIO 058 Field Ecology
This section meets both in the classroom and in the field. Students are responsible for travel, meals, and camping equipment, plus related expenses.

Dates: January 30 - May 28, 2021
Lecture (ONLINE): Fridays, 10:15 AM - 12:20 PM