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Grassroots Ecology

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.

2020 Course Schedule: Thursdays March 19 - May 21 from 6:30 - 9 PM. Field Trips accompanying Sat or Sun 9 AM - 1 PM.

Due to concerns over Covid 19, this California Naturalist certification course has been postponed until further notice. We'll update all California Naturalist courses when new dates are determined. Postponed courses may already be partially-mostly full due to prior enrollment. Please contact the course coordinator at Claire Elliott, claire@grassrootsecology.org to be added to an interest list.

Cost: $480, two half-price scholarships of $240 are available.

Registration: Register here by January 24, 2020 at 5 PM. 

Contact: Claire Elliott, claire@grassrootsecology.org. More information can be found on the Grassroots Ecology course website.

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