The very successful California Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees in 2020.

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. It introduces Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engages the public in the study and stewardship of our natural communities. The program uses a science curriculum, hands-on learning, problem-solving, citizen science and community service to inspire individuals to be stewards of their local resources.

If you would like to expand your knowledge of California’s unique ecosystems and learn how to share this knowledge with others or participate in projects that enhance natural science, we would encourage you to participate in the upcoming California Naturalist Program to be held in May and June 2020 at CBTSP. Completion of the course can lead to the earning of four units from U.C. Davis for those of you who are interested.

We will be hosting an information session on Thursday January 16 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the First Congregational Church in Murphys – 509 Algiers St., Murphys CA  to answer questions and provide more information.

This is a statewide program partnering with the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.  You can visit their website for more information:  http://calnat.ucanr.edu/ , and Click Here to Read Flyer.  

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Course Details:  

The 40 hour course will take place Thursday evenings and Friday days at the park on the following dates:  May 28/29, June 4/5, June 18/19 and June 25/26.

Registration for the course opens January 1.

Class size is limited to 24 (last time we had a waiting list, so register early).

The cost is $310 per student with possible $55 scholarship available (one of the least expensive in the state thanks to support of CBTA).

Give us a call with any questions  209-795-1196.