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UC California Naturalist Program

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 October Newsletter: Why Do We Need Naturalists? Subscribe to future newsletters here.

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 Recording: Changing the Climate of Fear Through Elemental Activism with AshEL Seasunz Eldridge. This video is the second presentation of a monthly event series for certified UC California Naturalists. We've kicked off the series with three virtual events focused on climate justice and community resilience.

Blog: Biodiversity at all scales is good. A "Natural History Note" on the CalNat Blog from UC California Naturalist's new lead scientist, Dr. Cameron Barrows.

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Course Update: Climate Change and UC Climate Stewards. There is power within all of us to tackle some of the immediate effects of climate change. The UC Climate Stewards (UCCS) course is a new certification course offered through the UC California Naturalist program. UCCS prepares individuals to communicate and engage in local solutions to advance community and ecosystem resilience. Read our new FAQ, about our recent instructor training launch and the significance of our new course emblem.

Resources: Online Nature Education In response to recent "shelter in place" orders and an increasing demand for online and hybrid delivery courses in general, we curated a list of our favorite online resources for quality California-focused natural history education

Meet the Naturalists: Check Out Our New California Naturalist Story Map. In pictures and words, we seek to share the inspiring stories of California Naturalists from around the state.


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Community: Share Your California Naturalist Story! We all came to be a California Naturalist through different avenues and motivations. We all have different life experience, perspective, and talents we bring to the Californian Naturalist community. And yet we all have a keen interest in nature in common. We want to share your unique story.

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