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CalNat & Climate Stewards Instructor Training

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Next Training: March 2024

This training will be held virtually.

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.


California Naturalist: $100/person

Climate Stewards: $200/person

Attendance: Instructors must attend all sessions and review and complete any asynchronous materials.

Registration and payment: We are currently developing our plans to offer the March 2024 instructor training and will add details here once they are finalized. For more information, please reach out to etfreutel@ucanr.edu.

Once you complete your registration, you will be given a link to a payment survey. PLEASE NOTE that your attendance is tentative until we receive payment.

Training organizers: 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. 

A sample agenda will be sent out before the event.

Contact: Eliot Freutel Community Education Specialist with any special requests or questions: etfreutel@ucanr.edu 


A link to register for this training can be only be obtained by reaching out to us at the contact information below. Space is limited and organizations that are currently planning courses with UC Environmental Stewards in 2024-2025 will be given priority for participation.


Special requests and questions can be directed to: 
Eliot Freutel
Southern California Community Education Specialist