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CalNat Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods course
Contact: stewards@stewardscr.org, (707) 869-9177
Sponsor: UC California Naturalist

Full Course Website: https://calnat.ucanr.edu/Take_a_class/Stewards/

UC California Naturalist Certification

Stewards is pleased to host the UC California Naturalist Certification Program. This 9 week, 50+ hour class will introduce you to the wonders of the Sonoma Coast and engage you in the stewardship of California’s natural communities. Through the University of California Naturalist Program, participants become active members in a growing movement of conservation, citizen science, and volunteer activism. Our unique ecosystem offers a landscape where temperate rainforest meets Mediterranean chaparral.

Participants will explore the redwood forests, oak woodlands, and riparian habitats of California’s coastal mountains. Class lectures and field trips will venture from coastal ranges to the ocean, informing about coastal prairies, estuaries, and marine tidal zones.

This course combines science curriculum, journaling, guest lecturers, daily field study, off site trips, and local cultural knowledge. The California Naturalist Program promotes environmental literacy and stewardship through discovery and action.

Dates: February 16 - April 20, 2023

Fees: $456 for members and $570 for non-members

Delivery Mode: Hybrid

Contact: stewards@stewardscr.org, (707) 869-9177  

Course Website & Registration

Organization Information: Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is a non-profit, environmental and interpretive organization that works in partnership with California State Parks in the Russian River District to support volunteer, education and stewardship programs.