04 Mar 19
Tuleyome’s popular naturalist class is going on right now, but more spaces for the course are now available for the summer session.
The Certified California Naturalist course, presented by Tuleyome in partnership with the University of California extension program and the Woodland Public Library, is 10-weeks long (with classes given on ten consecutive Fridays) and includes at least three field trips.
The summer course will be offered from June 7 to Aug. 9 this year.
No advanced degrees or previous naturalist experience is required to take the courses, but the classes are only available to adults (age 21 and up). The naturalist program allows members of the public to become certified as California Naturalists and to participate in citizen science activities throughout the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument region.
For the summer course, Tuleyome is also offering extra field trip days at various sites throughout the region and encourages students to participate in Tuleyome’s new wildlife and post-wildfire habitat restoration field studies that have been paid for in part by grants from the Sacramento Zoo.
To assist with learning, field guides, binoculars, hand lenses and cameras are available on-loan to participants who don’t have them or cannot afford them.
Seating for the classes is very limited. Early-bird pricing is available until April 1, and all sign-ups for the course will close on May 1. Seats already filled include ones occupied by residents of Knight’s Landing, Castro Valley, Vacaville, Napa, Woodland and Davis.
More information about the Certified California Naturalist program is available on Tuleyome’s website at: http://tuleyome.org/projects/calnat/
As part of the course, students will be provided with the opportunity to vie for totes filled with gifts totaling over $400. Many of the items in the totes were donated or paid for in part by Adventure Publications, Backcountry Press, Blademate, Cachuma Press, Chelsea Green Publishing, Douglas Toys, Enchanted Lion Books, Eric Newman, Folkmanis Inc., Forest Origins, Grayl, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Lifestraw by Vestergaard, Little Bigfoot/Sasquatch Books, MIT Press, Nalgene, Naturegraph Publishers, Nature’s Way, Oberon Design, Putah Creek Council, R.W. Morse Company, Sakura of America, Sneed Collard III and Bucking Horse Books, The Experiment Publishing, The Fit Life, The Strong Foundation, Waterford Press, Wetsox, Woodlink, Wild Republic and Wildlife Artists Inc.
Questions about donating to or sponsoring the 2019 Tuleyome naturalist course should be directed to Mary K. Hanson at email@example.com.
Founded in 2002, Tuleyome is a nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland. The Certified California Naturalist program is just one of many the organization offers to the public.