U.C. California Naturalist Certification: Spring 2019 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. For more information please contact Stewards at: (707) 869-9177 or Course handbook can be purchased in our e-store. Course Schedule: Feb. 21st , Thurs. – Introduction to class, journaling, sit spots, what is a naturalist, bioregions... Feb 23rd, Saturday – Field Trip #1 - 9 am to 3 pm, Armstrong Redwoods SNR – Geology with Scott Lawyer Feb. 28th, Thurs. – Soil/ Capstone (Location: TBD) - Meghan Mar. 7th, Thurs.– Weather/ Climate Literacy - David Mar. 9th , Sat. – Field Trip #2 - 9 am to 3 pm, Location TBD Mar. 14th, Thurs. – Water/ Beavers - Brock/ TBD Mar. 21st, Thurs. – Plants - Meghan Mar. 28th, Thurs. – Wildlife (Location: TBD) - Meghan 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 Apr. 4th, Thurs. – Forests and Fires Apr. 11th, Thurs. – Interpretation - David Apr. 17th – Capstone Presentations Apr. 18th – Finish Presentations, Graduation Celebration Class Times: 6 pm – 9 pm
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From Feb 21st 2019 to Feb 21st 2019
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