The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.
The UC California Naturalist Program is designed to introduce Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engage the public in study and stewardship of California’s natural communities. The California Naturalist program uses a science curriculum, hands-on learning, problem-solving, and community service to instill a deep appreciation for the natural communities of the state and to inspire individuals to become stewards of their local resources.
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Watch closely to see SPAWN #CalNat teaching coho conservation in the festive video from California Academy of Sciences. Way to be, SPAWN California Naturalists!
'Tis the Season for Science -at the California Academy of Sciences
Visit 'Tis the Season for Science - Nov. 27 - Jan 5, 2014 Meet live reindeer and learn how they survive and thrive in the Arctic. Experience indoor snow flur...
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Save the Date! California Naturalist Announces our First State-Wide Conference. October 17-19, 2014: Explore nature. Build community. Take action. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California.
The New Naturalists: UC's California Naturalist Program is Integrating Citizen Science into Conservation. Breakthroughs Magazine, UC Berkeley, Fall 2013.
Did you miss the May 30, 2013 Partner Outreach Webinar? Want to share the presentation with colleagues? Check out the slides here (PDF) and the audio, including the Q&A discussion (Click on the triangle to play; 1:13).
CA Naturalist Calendar
|Santa Barbara Botanic Garden CalNat Course||2/22/2014|
|Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History CalNat Course||3/5/2014|
|Inland Mendocino CalNat Course||4/1/2014|
|UC Santa Cruz Arboretum CalNat Course||4/3/2014|
|Inland Empire CalNat Course||6/9/2014|
|Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley CalNat Course||9/4/2014|
|California Naturalist Program Statewide Conference||10/17/2014|