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California Naturalist Training to be offered at Sagehen Creek

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — An exciting new opportunity for putting a team of trained naturalists on the ground to benefit local watersheds and community organizations is offered by Sagehen Creek UC Berkeley Field Station in Truckee.

This 40-hour California Naturalist course combines outdoor classroom and field experience in science, problem-solving, communication and community service. Students are taught by experts on the topics of: ecology, geology, plant communities, interpretation, wildlife, energy, and others. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.

California Naturalist provides hands-on instruction and exposure to real world environmental projects designed to inspire adults to become active citizen scientists and enhance their personal connection with the natural world. California Naturalists will be encouraged to complete 40 hours of volunteer service in one of four areas: program support, interpretation/education, restoration/conservation and/or citizen science. Local and regional organizations invite participants to apply their skills to complete this part of the certification process. Once certified, graduates will have opportunities to volunteer all over the state with various federal, state, local and nonprofit organizations. Naturalists can get involved in many different kinds of activities including scientific research, environmental monitoring, restoration or conservation plans, and education.

Participation in the California Naturalist program will benefit communities while connecting Californians to help protect and preserve the region’s unique and diverse wildlife, habitats, river, lakes and coastal resources, wild and urban alike.

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This summer two course options are being offered at the UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station in Truckee, CA covering the same material. A 10-week course will be held June 8-Aug. 9 (excluding July 5) with Friday evening presentations and three Saturday field trips. A one-week intensive course, including room and board, will be offered July 8-14.

To sign up or for more information and course syllabus visit Sagehen http://sagehen.ucnrs.org/events-2013.htm or contact Coordinator Leslie Smith at sagehen.programs@gmail.com.

Registration and fees

The 10-week course fee is $350. This includes the course instruction, textbook, graduation certificate, registration with California Naturalist and website support. The one-week course fee is $995 and includes all of the above, plus lodging and meals.


 

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