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U.C. California Naturalist Certification: Spring 2019

February 21 - April 18


U.C. California Naturalist Certification: Spring 2019
Feb 21, 2019 – Apr 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This 40+ hour course combines classroom and field experiences. Discussion topics include
geology, water, weather, soils, plants, forests, wildlife, interpretation, environmental
issues and citizen science. Students commit to weekly homework assignments and complete
a capstone project of their choosing.

Instructors: David Berman (Sonoma County Water Agency), Meghan Walla-Murphy (Ecological Consultant) & guest lecturers (TBA)

Location: Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Office and Armstrong Volunteer Center Conference Room. Location TBA for Feb. 28th and March 28th classes.

For more information please contact Stewards at: (707) 869-9177 or [email protected]

Course handbook can be purchased in our e-store.

Course Schedule:

Feb. 21st , Thurs. – Introduction to class, journaling, sit spots, what is a naturalist, bioregions…
Feb 23rd, Saturday – Field Trip #1 – 9 am to 3 pm, Armstrong Redwoods SNR – Geology with Scott Lawyer
Feb. 28th, Thurs. – Soil/ Capstone (Location: TBD) – Meghan
Mar. 7th, Thurs.– Weather/ Climate Literacy – David
Mar. 9th , Sat. – Field Trip #2 – 9 am to 3 pm, Location TBD
Mar. 14th, Thurs. – Water/ Beavers – Brock/ TBD
Mar. 21st, Thurs. – Plants – Meghan
Mar. 28th, Thurs. – Wildlife (Location: TBD) – Meghan
Mar. 30th through 31st (plus/minus 29th), Saturday & Sunday – Camping Trip, 10 am Sat. to 3 pm Sun. ~ Bodega Dunes (with possible Friday tour at BML and Friday camping trip) – discuss environmental issues
Apr. 4th, Thurs. – Forests and Fires
Apr. 11th, Thurs. – Interpretation – David
Apr. 17th – Capstone Presentations
Apr. 18th – Finish Presentations, Graduation Celebration
Class Times: 6 pm – 9 pm


February 21
April 18
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Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods