Fall 2016 California Naturalist Program
If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in citizen science, and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you!
The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of the Inner Coastal Range of Sonoma and Napa. Local guest experts will attend classroom sessions and field trips utilizing the outdoor learning environment of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.
Meeting Days & Times: 8 Monday evenings from September 19-November 19, 6-8:30pm. Evening classes meet at the Robert Ferguson Observatory at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. 4 Saturday field trips held at Sugarloaf Park and surrounding areas from 8:30am to 1:30 pm.
Fee: Early registration (By August 19) $375. Late registration (August 20 until course fills) $399. Need-based scholarships available. Students must purchase The California Naturalist Handbook (2013, UC Press).
Course Benefits Include:
Classroom sessions & hands-on field trips with local expert lecturers, field biologists, and a UC curriculum
UC California Naturalist Certificate awarded upon completion of course requirements
Optional 4 UC academic credits for additional fee
Future discounts on unique training opportunities
Opportunities to develop your CV and skill set
A lifetime membership to a statewide network of institutions & certified UC California Naturalists
For more information contact Lead instructor Tony Passantino at Tony@sonomaecologycenter.org or (707)996-0712x124
Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (View)
2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, CA 95452
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