This 40+ hour course combines classroom and field experiences. Discussion topics include geology, water, weather, soils, plants, forests, wildlife, interpretation, environmental issues and citizen science. Students commit to weekly homework assignments and complete a capstone project of their choosing.
Instructors: David Berman (Sonoma County Water Agency), Meghan Walla-Murphy (Ecological Consultant) & guest lecturers (TBA)
Location: Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Office and Armstrong Volunteer Center Conference Room. Location TBA for some classes.
February 23rd, Sun - Field trip #1 - 9am- 3pm Armstrong Woods/Austin Creek Woods (Introduction, journaling, CA biodiversity, ecology, what is a naturalist)
Feb 25th, Tues. Geology/Sit Spot- Scotty Lawyer-TBD
Mar 3rd, Tues. Soil/Capstone/iNaturlasit- Meghan & David
Mar 10th, Tues Weather/Climate/Ocean Literacy- David
Mar 15th, Sunday - Field trip #2 – Location TBD (Citizen Science)
Mar 17th, Tues. Water/Beavers- Brock-TBD
Mar 24th Plants/Fire- Meghan and Edward
Mar 31st, Tues. Wildlife- Meghan
April (3) 4 & 5th, Saturday & Sunday - Camping Trip - 10am Sat. to 3pm Sun. Bodega Dunes(With optional Friday tour at BML and Friday camping trip)
April 7th, Tues. Trees/Forests/Tending the Wild- Meghan
April 14th, Tues. Interpretation- David
April 21st, Tues. Capstone presentations
April 22nd, Wed. Finish capstones and graduation celebration- EARTH DAY!
Cost: $456 for members and $570 for non-members
Payment Plan: 1/3 due at registration, Balance paid by first class.
No refunds will be issued after February 15th.
All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.
For more information please contact Stewards at: (707) 869-9177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course handbook can be purchased in our e-store.