UC California Naturalist Program
The mission of the UC California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.
The UC California Naturalist Program is the hub of a collective impact network. We currently offer two certification courses: UC California Naturalist and UC Climate Stewards. To become a certified California Naturalist or UC Climate Steward, participants need to complete a 40+ hour course. Read more about us or find a course near you.
News & Inspiration
California Naturalist and Climate Stewards: certification course calendar
Save the date for our 2022 Statewide Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebration! October 7-9, 2022, North Shore Lake Tahoe.
Natural History of the California Current by Christopher Pincetich and Sabrina Drill. This series includes overviews of specific bioregions and topics to help sharpen the reader's scientific understanding of California's ecosystems and environmental stewardship.