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CalNat Pepperwood course
Contact: Summer Swallow at sswallow@pepperwoodpreserve.org
Sponsor: UC California Naturalist

Full course page: http://calnat.ucanr.edu/Take_a_class/Pepperwood

In this 10-week course, participants meet every Saturday to explore Pepperwood and learn about different natural history topics. Each session runs from 9am-2pm and includes time in the classroom as well as time in the field. Participants will learn about Sonoma county’s natural ecosystems with Pepperwood educator Summer Swallow and other local experts in hydrology, soil science, mammology, ecology, ornithology, and geology. Those completing the 40-hour course along with their capstone project will receive their California Naturalist Certification through the UC certification program.

Students are required to attend all 10 sessions of this course, for a total of 40 hours over the winter session. This class involves hiking up to 4 miles per day on uneven terrain without trails, and students are required to fulfill this component of the course to graduate and receive certification. Upon successful completion of the 40-hour course requirements and capstone project, participants are eligible for the UC California Naturalist Certification.

Upcoming Course Dates:

Winter 2022: Saturdays, January 8 – March 12, 2022; 9am-2pm. Includes indoor classroom time and outdoor field exploration. Register Here!

Contact: Please visit Pepperwood's course website or contact Summer Swallow at sswallow@pepperwoodpreserve.org.