California Naturalist Program

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

- Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM


Location: Blaksley Library and Garden Grounds

California Naturalist Program @ $320.00

10 Wednesdays

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19 (No class November 26)
December 3, 10
Plus 3 Saturday field trips to be scheduled

Become a certified California Naturalist at SBBG!

In partnership with UCSB’s Natural Reserve System, we’re delighted to continue offering this innovative UC program. Join a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists ready to take an active role in local natural resource conservation, education, and restoration. Provides the foundational curriculum to become a Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or UCSB Natural Reserve docent. Look online for an application.

An additional 3 week course in 2014 will be required to complete the SBBG Docent Program. Training will include Garden history, horticulture of California native plants, and presentation skills. In addition, prospective SBBG Docents will shadow tours with trained Docents. Opportunities are available for Docents to specialize in certain groups (e.g. school tours) or on certain topics (e.g. horticulture, botany, birds, Garden history, etc.) 

Other volunteer opportunities are available, and may require additional training.

Limited to 24 participants

Please contact the Education Program Manager, or phone (805) 682-4726 ext. 111

Download California Naturalist Fall 2014 Application