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2023 Catalina California Naturalist Course

February 21 - April 18


The Catalina California Naturalist Course looks to facilitate naturalists continuing education and discovery of southern California’s rare, coastal Mediterranean ecosystem highlighted through the lens of island biogeography. This 9-week hybrid course and explores the familiar yet uniquely adapted world of the Channel Islands. Eight weeks are taught virtually through online coursework and weekly Zoom meetings, culminating in a 3-day field school on Catalina Island. Catalina Island Conservancy staff instructs the course in partnership with Catalina Island subject matter guest experts.

2023 Course application now available!



Virtual Course Schedule February 21st- April 18th Weekly Tuesday online meetings 6:00-8:00pm

Online Capstone Project Presentations April 18th

Field school on Catalina Tuesday-Thursday April 25th-27th

Course fee $650- Payment link will be sent after application is accepted.

CalNat Syllabus 2023

The California Naturalist Training is an offering of the University of California-Agriculture and Natural Resources-Cooperative Extension California Naturalist.