For over 30 years Grassroots Ecology has served the community with high quality volunteer-based environmental stewardship programs. We are passionate about our mission of involving, educating, and inspiring the public to create healthy ecosystems in our urban communities, natural lands, and waters.
Our team engages thousands of people annually in hands-on restoration, citizen science, and educational programs in the Silicon Valley region. We are grassroots by name and grassroots by philosophy. It is by working and learning together that we, as a community, have the power to reinvigorate our local part of the planet.
Our California Naturalist class will introduce you to the wonders of nature and engage you in the stewardship of California’s natural communities. The course will utilize a combination of science curriculum, guest lecturers, field trips and project based learning to immerse you in the natural world of the San Francisco Peninsula.
Participants become part of a community of graduates from previous years. This group will have opportunities to network and learn together into the future.
2018 Course Schedule: March 6-May 8. Classroom meetings: Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 9PM and on Saturay April 21 10-1. Field trips will be Saturdays 9 AM to 1PM on March 10, 24, April 7, 14, 28 and an optional campout May 5.
2018 Course Locations: classrooms in Palo Alto and Cupertino and field trips locations throughout the Peninsula and South Bay.
Cost: $420 plus $10 for online payment through PayPal.