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Nature Up Close

Course Description

Earn your CalNat certification on the beautiful Central Coast of California, near Morro Bay. Rich with natural science wonders in forest, field, and shore, you will learn the required natural history basics of the CalNat program with a marine science flourish. This Nature Up Close CalNat Program at Camp Ocean Pines is led by Chris Cameron and passionate expert naturalists and professors.  This immersion program includes 7 days of field trips and lectures from enthusiastic leaders with decades of experience in the field. Food, lodging, materials, and field trips are included in the cost.

Dates: August 17-23, 2024

Fees: $1,840 (Includes all UC fees, instructors, materials, certificate, pin, camp use, field trips, AND room/board at Camp Ocean Pines - 6 nights lodging and 17 meals)

Delivery Mode: In-person

Contact: Chris Cameron, cameron.cs@gmail.com, 805-441-9736 

Course Website & Registration

About the Instructor: Chris Cameron is a naturalist, consultant, and educator who helps people discover their place in this amazing world. He loves sharing his passion with interested folks, and he’s passionate about so many things — falcons (he’s a licensed master falconer), heck, birding in general (want to find a short-eared owl? Chris can show you where!), tomahawk throwing (he has some talent but, please, don’t stand too close to the target) or how to make a bow. A student of science with a degree in theology, Chris is right at home with lively conversation, and thrives on diverse points of view. He’s led literally thousands of kids on nature adventures, and has re-ignited the “nature” spark in hundreds of adults.