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Columbia College

Course Descriptions

Columbia College is offering the Climate Stewards certification course and the California Naturalist certification course in Tuolumne County.

UC Climate Stewards Certification

FNR 190 Climate Stewardship, 3 units

This course satisfies the requirement to become a Certified UC Climate Steward. Classroom and field experience in California natural history, local and global effects of our changing climate, communication training and community service. Attendance required in live Zoom lecture sessions. Not repeatable. Materials fee of $55 is required. 

Dates: TBA

Delivery Mode: Virtual 


California Naturalist Certification

FNR 86 California Naturalist Certification, 1.5 units

The course takes place over a week at Baker Station, the High Sierra Institute campus at Columbia College. This course satisfies the course requirements to become a Certified California Naturalist. Classroom and field experience in California natural history, communication training, and community service. Materials fee of $55 is required.

Dates: TBA


Registration: Prospective students must apply and be accepted to Columbia College before enrolling in the course. To apply for admission please follow the instructions for new students on the college website.

Contact (admissions-related questions): ccadmissions@yosemite.edu, (209) 588-5231

Contact (course-related questions): Lisa Murphy, murphyl@yosemite.edu, (831) 227-8923

Organization Description: Centered in the Sierra foothills, Columbia College offers students of diverse backgrounds many opportunities for discovery and success. Through a supportive and engaging learning environment, students master foundational skills, explore their passions, attain degrees and certificates, and pursue career and transfer pathways. We collaborate with surrounding communities to cultivate intellectual, cultural and economic vitality. Columbia College inspires students to become inquisitive, creative, and thoughtful life-long learners.

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