Registration for the Certificated California Naturalist spring 2018 course opens in December!

California Naturalist spring of 2018

Registration for our certificated California Naturalist course in Spring 2018 will open in December.  If you would like to receive updates and other sierra naturalist information please fill out the interest form HERE.

Course begins – Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Course ends – Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Field trips – Saturdays: 3/17, 4/14, 5/5

The course consists of…

  • 10 classes – Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30pm

Students can miss one class session and still meet course requirements by completing the assignments for the missed class. There will be homework each week. We plan to begin some evening classes with a nearby mini-field trip.

  • 3 field trips3/17, 4/14, 5/5

Field trips will depart Saturday mornings and last apx. half the day. Students can miss one field trip and still meet course requirements. Locations to be determined, but all will be within about a 30-45 minute driving time from SSI in Nevada City.

The following documents will be updated for 2018. They are posted for your reference.

See all the course requirements here: Course Requirements – California Naturalist at SSI

Full syllabus: 2017 California Naturalist at SSI Syllabus

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Photo of Escholzia californica (California Poppies) by Charlie Chisholm