California Naturalist Program

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

- Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM


Location: Blaksley Library and Garden Grounds

California Naturalist @ $360.00

10 Wednesdays

September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26 
November 2, 9

Plus 5 Saturday Field Trips (4 out of 5 field trips are required)

  • San Marcos Foothills: Sat, 9/17, 9-noon
  • UCSB Restoration Sites: Sat, 9/24, 9-noon
  • Arroyo Hondo: Sat, 10/1, 10-1:30
  • Sedgwick Reserve: Sat, 10/22, 9:30-1
  • Carpinteria Salt Marsh: Sat, 10/29, 10-1

Become a certified California Naturalist at SBBG!

The Garden teams with Sedgwick Reserve to present this University of California Cooperative Extension, California Naturalist Program intended to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists trained and ready to take an active role in local natural resource conservation, education, and restoration. Classes are led by local experts in each topic. The program focuses on the Santa Barbara region, and will provide the core curriculum to become a SBBG or Sedgwick docent, with additional training.

Limited to 24 participants

Participants must complete the California Naturalist Application and submit it to Kathy Castaneda, Manager of Volunteer Programs by August 24, 2016.

Download the California Naturalist Application


Please contact the Manager of Volunteer Programs, or phone (805) 682-4726 ext. 119 for more information.


Botany/Natural History