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The very successful California Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees in June 2022.

Do you enjoy
• Exploring and learning about our local ecology?
• Engaging in citizen science?
• Sharing your knowledge with others?
This is the program for you!

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.


Thursdays June 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fridays June 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Meeting Place: Ralston Classroom at Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Course Fee: $310 Students must purchase The California Naturalist Handbook (2013, UC Press) and bring a field notebook. Registration is limited to 24. Please expect the commitment of a collegiate level class, including reading and required projects in addition to weekly class meetings. A limited number of need-based, partial scholarships ($55) will be available.

Click Here to view informational flyer

Contact CBTA at cbta@bigtrees.org for more information and questions.

Here is a link to the Zoom “Get to Know Us” meeting.

Topic: California Naturalist – Get to Know Us
Start Time: Nov 2, 2021 10:35 AM

Meeting Recording:

Registration opens January 1.  Check back here for link to Registration when available.

Covid-19 Policy:
For the health and well-being of everyone, proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required to complete registration.

Refund Policy:
Full refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, permitted until April 15. No refunds will be issued for any reason after  April 15.