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Mount Diablo Region

Through the collaboration of Lindsay Wildlife ExperienceSave Mount Diablo, and the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association, East Bay residents have the opportunity to become certified naturalists! 

Named for Contra Costa county’s iconic 3,849-foot peak, the Mount Diablo region stretches from Pittsburg and Antioch all the way to Corral Hollow, southwest of Tracy, and includes many regional parks, city open spaces, state parks, and reservoirs. Team-taught by lead instructor Jessica Kraft, certified Diablo California Naturalists, and local expert guest speakers, the Mount Diablo CalNat class provides a broad overview of California natural history while helping participants to become skilled interpreters, citizen scientists, and stewards of the lands and lives around Mount Diablo.

Through three weekend field trips, classroom instruction, and hands-on exercises, participants will observe and learn about the variety of ecosystems in our region. Participants will develop their ability to observe and engage with nature through keeping a field journal, contributing to a class citizen science project, making observations on the app iNaturalist, and completing capstone projects.

Course Dates: Next course to be announced.

Registration: More information to be announced.

Contact: For more information on upcoming courses, or to be added to the wait and mailing list for future class offerings, contact Melissa Eitzel Solera, mveitzel@gmail.com.

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