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2020 California Naturalist Course

By on December 9, 2019 in Events, News

If you enjoy exploring the Ojai Valley, learning about local ecology, engaging in citizen science, and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The California Naturalist Program is a 40-hour course that combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of Ventura County.

Don Rodriguez is the former Chair of Environmental Science and Resource Management at California State University Channel Islands. Rodriguez’s research interests are divided between urban-wildland interface issues, coastal management problems, and ecological assessment and monitoring in the US and abroad.


Details

CLASS IS FULL. JOIN THE WAITLIST.

Class runs from January 31 – March 7
(Full dates listed below)

Registration is $425


This course is a combination of classroom work and field training. Evening classes will be held on Fridays from 6–8:30 pm at the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy office. Field training will be held on Saturdays from 9-3 at a variety of locations in the watershed including a number of the OVLC’s preserves.

For more information contact Emmie at emmie@ovlc.org or
(805)649-6852 x 7


About California Naturalist

The California Naturalist Program certification introduces participants to the wonders of California with a special focus on the Ventura River Watershed’s unique ecology and engages volunteers in the stewardship of our natural communities. The program combines science curriculum, hands-on learning, problem-solving, and community service to instill a deep appreciation and understanding of the natural environment of California. As well as inspire individuals to become guardians of their local resources.

Visit the Cal Nat website »


2019 Dates & Sample Syllabus

Class start date: Friday, January 31
Saturday. February 1
Friday, February 7
Saturday. February 8
Friday, February 14
Saturday. February 15
Friday, February 21
Saturday. February 22
Friday, February 28
Saturday. February 29
Friday, March 6
Class end date: Saturday. March 7

Click here to download a sample syllabus »


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