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March 31, 2017 – Sorry, but class registration is now full. 

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 CA Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California’s natural resources through education and service.

Course Schedule:

Thursdays June 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Fridays June 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 8 AM – 4 PM

Meeting Place:  Classroom at Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Course Fee:        $225   Students must purchase The California Naturalist Handbook (2013, UC Press) and bring a field notebook.  Registration is limited.    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 will be available.

Course Benefits: 

  • Participate in this 40 hour course that combines UC science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project – based learning to explore the fascinating natural history of the central Sierra Nevada.
  • UC California Naturalist Certification awarded upon completion of course requirements.
  • Opportunities for volunteering and advanced learning across the state with participating organizations.
  • Opportunity to receive UC academic credit
  • Lifetime membership in a dedicated statewide network of naturalists
  • Participate in this 40 hour course that combines UC science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project – based learning the explore the fascinating natural history of the central Sierra Nevada.

Scholarship application deadline:  April 1, 2017

Attendance Policy:  Participants must attend all  classes. One class session may be missed  with prior approval of instructor.

Refund Policy:  Full refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, permitted until May 1. No refunds will be issued for any reason after  May 1.

 

 

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