Title of Talk: Discovery, Action, Stewardship: The UC California Naturalist Program
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For nature enthusiasts at any level, the California Naturalist program is an introduction to the wonders of our unique ecology and the study and stewardship of California’s environment. The curriculum uses science, hands-on learning, problem-solving, community science, and public service to instill a deep appreciation for the biodiversity of the state and to inspire individuals to become stewards of their local resources. After completing the course requirements, certified California Naturalists continue their journey of lifelong learning using the tools gained in the course, and stay engaged in many conservation efforts. This is an opportunity to learn about the program, its impacts, and ways you can get involved.
Sarah Angulo is an environmental educator who has taught the natural history of Northern California to people of all ages. Since 2018, Sarah has worked for the UC California Naturalist program, helping to certify California Naturalists in the central region of the state. Outside of the program, she has served as a board member for the Association of Environmental & Outdoor Education, commissioner on the City of Davis’ Natural Resource Commission and leads backpacking trips every summer for the Sierra Club Outings.