UC California Naturalist Certification Program

This course is currently full.  Please contact Kat Rawhouser to be put on the wait list.  Please do not register or make a payment. You can also call (707) 869-9177 (M-F, 9-4, closed holidays).

Payment/refund policy:

Payment Plan: 1/3 due at registration, 1/3 by March 7th and final amount paid in full by March 28th

No refunds will be issued after February 15th.

All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.

Stewards is pleased to announce our support for the UC California Naturalist Certification Program. This 10 week, 50+ hour class will introduce you to the wonders the Sonoma Coast and engage you in the stewardship of California’s natural communities. Through the University of California Naturalist Program, participants become active members in a growing movement of conservation citizen science, and volunteer activism. Our unique ecosystem offers a landscape where temperate rain forest meets Mediterranean chaparral.

Participants will explore the redwood forests, oak woodlands, and riparian habitats of California’s coastal mountains. Class lectures and field trips will venture from coastal ranges to the ocean, informing about coastal prairies, estuaries, and marine tidal zones.

This course combines science curriculum, journaling, guest lecturers, daily field study, off site trips, and local cultural knowledge. The California Naturalist Program promotes environmental literacy and stewardship through discovery and action.                    

2019 Schedule

Night Classes

Feb. 21, 28             
Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28            
Apr. 4, 11, 17, 18            
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Most classes take place at Armstrong Redwoods Volunteer Center/Stewards Office

Field Trips

Feb. 23 & Mar 9            
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location TBD


Mar. 29, 30, & 31
Bodega Dunes Campground with field trip on Friday

Program Fees

  Member Price  Regular Price 
Course Enrollment  $488.00 $560.00
Course Handbook $27.95 + tax  $34.95 + tax  

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For More Information

Contact instructors David Berman via email or phone at (707) 484-9518, or Meghan Walla-Murphy via email.



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