The deadline to register for the UC Naturalist Program‘s UC California Naturalist Training Workshop through The Friends of the Jepson Herbarium’s 2014 Jepson Herbarium Workshop series is fast approaching. The goal of the California Naturalist Program – the first such statewide program in California – is to promote “environmental literacy and stewardship through discovery and action” by growing and training a pool of active volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists. Many other states have similar naturalist programs; this is the first statewide program in California.
Workshop classes will meet at UC Berkeley on Thursday evenings from September 4 to November 6 and will include Saturday field trips and one overnight field trip. Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic credits through UC Davis Extension for an additional nominal fee.
Applications – available here – are due July 15th; the final registrants will be selected from the pool of applications received, and will be notified by August 1st.