Do you like learning about nature and connecting with ways to conserve and protect it? Do you enjoy educational hikes along Marin’s most biodiverse creeks? If you answered yes, then you would enjoy participating in the California Naturalist training course.
SPAWN’s California Naturalist course is part of a growing network of California Naturalist classes and workshops taking place across the state! The 40-hour course combines science curriculum, guest lecturers, informative field trips and project based learning to uncover the amazing natural world of California. Expert instructors will uncover strategies for local and regional conservation and provide the inspiration to turn your ideas into action! University of California transferable college credits or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to participants for an additional fee.
Meeting Days & Times:
Ten weekly classroom lessons Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, September 11 – November 13
Three outdoor field seminars Saturdays, 9:00am – 3:00pm, exact dates TBD
We cannot protect and restore California’s unique ecology without an environmentally literate, engaged public! California Naturalist is a new program developed by the University of California Cooperative Extension to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists trained and ready to take an active role in natural resource conservation, education, and restoration. Sustaining natural resources requires an understanding of science, adaptive management, and cooperation among diverse interest groups.
Please register here.