The PRNSA California Naturalist training course will introduce you to the unique ecology and natural history of California and the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County. The course combines curriculum, guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning focused on the natural world of California. Coursework and activities will engage students in the theory and practice of citizen science and direct stewardship. Participants earn the University of California’s California Naturalist certificate for attending lectures, field seminars, taking field notes, and completing a Capstone Project.
Upcoming Events At This Venue
November 10, 2014
April 11, 2015
Designed for teachers, naturalists, environmental educators and youth program leaders, this course provides 20 hours of intensive training in natural history, environmental education and program planning. The 2-day course is led by a team of dynamic naturalists and educators who employ hands-on, field-based learning experiences designed to engage and stimulate learners. Topics include animal tracking, native plant identification and uses, stream ecology, environmental education activities, nighthikes and campfire programs, leading a hike, integrating environmental education across the curriculum and program planning. The program is compatible with the California State Science Framework.
The fee is $150 and includes 20 hours of instruction, lodging, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. One unit of academic credit (EDUC 390) is available from the School of Education at Sonoma State University for an additional $55.