Congratulations to Pepperwood’s newly certified UC California Naturalists class of 2022! These fantastic humans completed our 10-week program learning about local geology, birds, mammals, grasslands, stewardship and more. Each naturalist culminated their learning experience with a presentation of a capstone project; these uniquely wonderful projects ranged in scope from creating field guides of local mushrooms and insects, reflecting on the historical impacts of invasive plant species and the meaning of stewardship to updating trail signage at regional parks, sharing techniques for mapping nature in your neighborhood and technology advancements for tracking local mountain lions. We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome this cohort of CalNat alumni into our Pepperwood community!
Immense gratitude for the combined photographic talent of our Education Team, Margaret Boeger (Education Director), Holland Gistelli (Education Specialist), Summer Swallow and Stephanie Gonzalez (Environmental Educators), who all contributed to the below photography. Click on an individual picture within the collage to enlarge.