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About UC California Naturalist Program 2018: Accepting Applications Now!

The California Naturalist class will introduce you to the wonders of California’s unique ecology and engage you in the stewardship of our natural communities. This intensive certification program will utilize a combination of science curriculum, guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to immerse you in the natural world of the central coast.

The program starts on Thursday evening, April 5. The last meeting is Saturday, June 9. Lectures are required and will be from 7:00- 9:30 pm every Thursday (with a few exceptions highlighted in the program schedule). Field trips will generally be on Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm unless otherwise highlighted below.

The fee for the program is $400.00. A limited number of scholarships are available for those with need. Apply online!

Student Learning Outcomes:
-Understand what it means to be a naturalist
-Integrate knowledge about the interconnectedness of abiotic, biotic and cultural factors and their influence on the natural history of the central coast
-Demonstrate skills in making and recording natural history observations in a field notebook
-Apply knowledge of central coast ecosystems to local and global environmental issues.

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The California Naturalist Program: Community

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