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CalNat & Climate Stewards Instructor Training

In-Person California Naturalist & Climate Stewards Instructor Training

 August 20-22, 2024

Richardson Bay Audubon Center | Tiburon, CA

This training is a mandatory introduction for new partner organizations who have completed a partner interest form and have initiated plans together with the California Naturalist & Climate Stewards program team to offer a course. For our existing established partner programs, this training is optional for any new instructors that are part of your team, and strongly requested of any instructors who have not attended a training within the last 3 years.


To register, please reach out to Karyn Utsumi, ktutsumi@ucanr.edu. Space is limited and organizations that are currently planning courses with UC Environmental Stewards in 2024-2025 will be given priority for participation.


California Naturalist: $275/person

Climate Stewards: $495/person

Time Commitment

California Naturalist: 24 hours of asynchronous training material and 16 hours of synchronous training sessions

Climate Stewards: 24 hours of asynchronous training material and 24 hours of synchronous training sessions


Instructors must complete all asynchronous materials prior to the beginning of the training and attend all synchronous sessions.

Training Staff

The training team includes UC Environmental Stewards staff, with support from experienced program instructors and local experts.

Asynchronous Materials

Prior to each class session registrants will receive materials for asynchronous review. To maximize our meeting time, we have prepared these materials with essential information about the California Naturalist and Climate Stewards programs. These materials will be referenced throughout the face to face sessions, so please be sure to review and complete all assignments.

Additionally, we recommend participants become familiar with the UC Environmental Stewards website and the UC California Naturalist Handbook and the UC Climate Stewards Handbook that serve as textbooks for the programs, respectively. The Handbook is not included in the workshop cost. Use code UCPSAVE30 when purchasing either book from UC Press to receive 30% off. 

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To register for a UC Environmental Stewards Instructor Training, please reach out to Karyn Utsumi, ktutsumi@ucanr.edu