The Catalina California Naturalist Course looks to facilitate naturalists continuing education and discovery of southern California’s rare, coastal Mediterranean ecosystem highlighted through the lens of island biogeography. This 9-week hybrid course and explores the familiar yet uniquely adapted world of the Channel Islands. Eight weeks are taught virtually through online coursework and weekly Zoom meetings, culminating in a 3-day field school on Catalina Island. Catalina Island Conservancy staff instructs the course in partnership with Catalina Island subject matter guest experts.
Dates: February 21st - April 18th, 2023. Weekly Tuesday on-line meetings 6:00-8:00pm.
Fees: $650. Scholarships available. Member, volunteer, and staff from partner organization discounts available.
Delivery Mode: Hybrid - 8 weeks on-line learning with an in-person field school on Catalina Tuesday-Thursday April 25th-27th, 2023
The Catalina Island Conservancy is a leader in conservation programs that protect and restore endangered species and threatened habitats. It conducts educational outreach through two nature centers, its Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden and guided experiences in the Island’s rugged interior.
The Conservancy believes that effective conservation in the 21st century is by people for people, and on Catalina Island tests solutions to environmental challenges here, and across our Island Earth.