UC California Naturalist Certification Program

COURSE IS FULL - You are welcome to email stewards@stewardscr.org to sign up for the waiting list. 

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.                

2021 Schedule

California Naturalist Class 2021

David Berman and Meghan Walla-Murphy

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (sponsor)

Virtual class during the week. Field trips in person in two small groups

Time: 6:30 to 8 pm

Class dates: (11 weeks)


February 17 and 24

March 3,10,17,24,31

April 7,14,21,28

Field trips: 9 am to 3 pm (Saturday’s)

March 13th


March 21st


April 3rd and 24th

Number of students: Max. 20

Program Fees

Member Price - $456.00

Regular Price - $570.00

Course Handbook

Members - $27.95 + tax 

Non-members - $34.95 + tax  

Payment/refund policy:

Payment Plan: 1/3 due at registration, Balance paid by first class, 

No refunds will be issued after February 15th.

All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.


COURSE IS FULL - You are welcome to email stewards@stewardscr.org to sign up for the waiting list.

Purchase Handbook  

For More Information

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

Contact Stewards for registration or payment information: (707) 869-9177, stewards@stewardscr.org



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