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If I could be all of these places doing all of these things, I would! This calendar is meant to act as a community resource for opportunties to get outside and to learn more about the natural world around us. Make sure to follow the links in the events to get all the up to date details and to register! If you have an event for the calendar, email me at catibugg8@gmail.com.

Community Calendar

If I could be all of these places doing all of these things, I would! This calendar is meant to act as a community resource for opportunties to get outside and to learn more about the natural world around us. Make sure to follow the links in the events to get all the up to date details and to register!

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If you have an event for the calendar, email me at catibugg8@gmail.com.

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U.C. California Naturalist Certification: Spring 2019

  • Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Office and Armstrong Volunteer Center 17000 Armstrong Woods Road Guerneville, CA, 95446 United States (map)

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.

Course Schedule:

  1. Feb. 21st , Thurs. – Introduction to class, journaling, sit spots, what is a naturalist, bioregions...

  2. Feb 23rd, Saturday – Field Trip #1 - 9 am to 3 pm, Armstrong Redwoods SNR – Geology with Scott Lawyer

  3. Feb. 28th, Thurs. – Soil/ Capstone (Location: TBD) - Meghan

  4. Mar. 7th, Thurs.– Weather/ Climate Literacy - David

  5. Mar. 9th , Sat. – Field Trip #2 - 9 am to 3 pm, Location TBD 

  6. Mar. 14th, Thurs. – Water/ Beavers -  Brock/ TBD

  7. Mar. 21st, Thurs. – Plants - Meghan

  8. Mar. 28th, Thurs. – Wildlife (Location: TBD) - Meghan

  9. 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

  10. Apr. 4th, Thurs. – Forests and Fires

  11. Apr. 11th, Thurs. – Interpretation - David

  12. Apr. 17th – Capstone Presentations

  13. Apr. 18th – Finish Presentations, Graduation Celebration

Class Times: 6 pm – 9 pm

For more information please contact Stewards at: (707) 869-9177 or kat@stewardscr.org

Course handbook can be purchased in our e-store. 

Earlier Event: February 16
Pond Farm Docent-led Tour
Later Event: March 1
Birding for Beginners