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Do you love nature? Do you want to learn more about local plant, animal and insect species? Do you want to learn about volunteer opportunities related to the natural environment? Tuleyome is teaming up with the University of California's extension program and the Woodland Public Library to teach members of the public how to become Certified California Naturalists! No advanced degrees or previous naturalist experience is required.
The California Naturalist Program allows Californians to help protect and preserve our unique and diverse wildlife, habitats, river, lakes and coastal resources, wild and urban alike. By signing up for the course with Tuleyome, you also become a CERE Guardian -- an active member of the public dedicated to Conserving, Enhancing, Restoring and Enjoying our regional public lands and open spaces -- and will receive a special pin at the completion of the course.
Students who register for the course will participate in 40 hours of classwork and three field studies, and will have to complete a capstone project in order to graduate. The course is open to members of the public age 18 years and up. Classes are limited to 20 students.
DATES AND TIMES
Classes will be held from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The 40 hours of classwork for our debut course will take place at the Woodland Public Library over ten consecutive Fridays in early 2018:
- Friday, February 2, 2018
- Friday, February 9, 2018
- Friday, February 16, 2018
- Friday, February 23, 2018
- Friday, March 2, 2018
- Friday, March 9, 2018
- Friday, March 16, 2018
- Friday, March 23, 2018
- Friday, March 30, 2018
- Friday, April 6, 2018
Field trips are held on Saturdays, and usually take the majority of the day. Field trips for the debut course will be held on the following dates:
- Saturday, February 10, 2018
- Saturday, March 3, 2018
- Saturday, March 24, 2018
Continuing education credits are available for the course from the University of California.
Students will be expected to purchase the required textbook for the course. You can order the textbook directly from the University of California or through other book outlets.
Registration will open: Sometime between May 1 June 30, 2017. Remember, the course it limited to 20 students, so sign up early to reserve your spot.
- Early Bird Registration cost for the 10-week course: $349.00 (between May and September 2017)
- Late Registration cost for the 10-week course: $425.00 (October through December 2017)
There are two scholarships available. If you are interested in a scholarship, just go to our website at http://tuleyome.org/projects/calnat/, fill in the form to the right and mention your interest in a scholarship in the comment section. More information on how to apply for a scholarship will be provided at a later date.
NOTE: Once the registration fee has been paid, no refunds are given for any reason (except in the event that Tuleyome has to cancel the class).
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When & Where
Tuleyome was founded in 2002 as a volunteer advocacy-oriented nonprofit conservation organization. Our mission statement reads: “Tuleyome engages in advocacy and active stewardship with diverse communities to conserve, enhance, restore, and enjoy the lands in the region.” We serve communities mainly throughout Yolo, Lake, Napa, Mendocino, Solano, Glenn and Colusa Counties, but also do outreach in Sacramento County.
All donations are tax deductible.
Our Programs Include:
Home Place Adventures
Tuleyome Boot Bank
Certified California Naturalist
Inner Coast Range Conservancy
Tuleyome Land Conservation and Stewardship
Mercury Mine Remediation
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
Berryessa Snow Mountain Trails Initiative