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Wild SF!

Course Description

The Wild SF! UC California Naturalist Certification Course is a program developed by the University of California Cooperative Extension to foster eco-literacy, focusing on both the urban and wild ecology of the San Francisco Area. The course combines a rigorous science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to immerse you in the natural world of San Francisco and its coastal habitats. At WildSF!, diversity, social justice, equity, inclusion, and access for all to our amazing local eco-spaces and the knowledge about them is central to our mission and threaded throughout our curriculum. We hope to educate and inspire others to understand and appreciate the rich wildlife heritage found in and around San Francisco. 

Upon completion of the course, participants will acquire skills in ecological observation and study, interpretation, community science, and service learning.  Participants will also receive California Naturalist certification and have the option of earning 4 general education units through the University of California, Davis, Extension.  With this course, we are hoping to reach anyone that has an interest in exploring and discovering nature all around. 

Dates: April 3 - June 2, 2023

Fees: $489

Delivery Mode: Hybrid


Matt Schweitzer, mschweitzer.solano@gmail.com  

Bibit Traut, bibit.traut@mail.ccsf.edu 

Eliza Woo, eliza.woo@mail.ccsf.edu 

Course Website & Registration