California Naturalist

California Naturalist is a program developed in partnership by the University of California Cooperative Extension and Point Reyes National Seashore Association to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists trained and ready to take an active role in natural resource conservation, education, and  restoration.

California Naturalist students and graduates will be able to experience Point Reyes National Seashore in ways that the casual visitors cannot. Working in areas less traveled and alongside park staff who will provide an inside look into park operations, natural resource management and public interpretation challenges. Opportunities for fun, interesting, and satisfying work await while gaining new skills and meeting new people in a beautiful natural setting.

The course will utilize a combination of science curriculum, guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to immerse students in the natural world of the 70,000 acres of Point Reyes National Seashore. UC Extension Credit available. 

California Naturalist 2016 Dates: More info coming soon

2014/2015 California Naturalist photos below 
All photos by Daniel Dietrich