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During our October 2022 Statewide Conference, we collected video testimonials on how the UC Environmental Stewards program has had an impact on participants. Thank you to all who participated. You can view the entire play list here.

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Name Change & New Staff: For 10 years, the California Naturalist course and the program have shared the same name. In 2020, we added the new Climate Stewards certification course. Both courses use education and service to inspire and empower individuals to create more sustainable and resilient communities and ecosystems.

Unfortunately, our program name only reflected one half of our work. To better reflect the scope of both the California Naturalist and the Climate Stewards certification courses, we've renamed our program “UC Environmental Stewards.” Read the entire story here.

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Voices from the Field: Read about our relationship with the UC Natural Reserve System and how various California Naturalist & Climate Stewards Courses collaborate with these unique sites.

News: UC California Naturalist and Climate Stewards certification courses are being announced on an ongoing bases. Take a course near you!

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Resources: Participatory science short course. UC Environmental Stewards and the Center for Community and Citizen Science (UC Davis School of Education) collaborated to produce a three-part, online, asynchronous training that introduces the concepts, benefits and methods of participatory science to extension and education practitioners. 

Resources: The third publication in the California Natural History publication series: 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.

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 Resources: CONES: California Online Naturalist Event Series. Enjoy our latest presentation on Celebrating California Biodiversity Day: Biodiversity in Your Spaces with UC Environmental Stewards instructors. 

Meet the Community: View the CalNat Story Map and Climate Stewards Story Map. In pictures and words, we seek to share the inspiring stories of California Naturalists and Climate Stewards from around the state. Share Your California Naturalist or Climate Stewards Story here!

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Gear: Need some UC California Naturalist gear to outfit your adventures? Acorn Naturalist is the exclusive vendor of CalNat gear: hats, hoodies, patches, bags & tee shirts. UC Climate Stewards gear TBA. 


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