UC Climate Stewards Course

Saturdays, January 9 through March 13, 2021 

9:00am – 11:00am – ONLINE class
9:00am -2:00pm – In-person field trips
$350 per person, $315 for members
Ages 18 and up welcome

Pepperwood is excited to offer a brand-new certification course, the UC Climate Stewards program. Participants in this course will learn how climate is changing both our natural and social systems, and what they can do to improve ecosystem and community resilience. We will discuss the latest climate science, practice effectively communicating climate science, and participate in field-based activities to deepen our understanding of how fire and water are impacting our community within the context of climate change.

Through a hybrid of class discussions, self-paced online learning, and field-based activities, participants will become engaged and empowered to help increase community and ecosystem resilience now and for future generations. The class discussion meetings will be online via Zoom and all in-person field days will incorporate COVID-19 safety protocols.

This 10-week course meets once a week on Saturdays from January 9 to March 13, 2021:

  • 6 Online class sessions run from 9am-11am, scheduled for 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 2021.
  • 3 In-person field trips run from 9am-2pm and are scheduled for February 6, February 20 and March 6, 2021. Participation in field trips is required and will take place within Sonoma County.
  • In-person Graduation Day – Saturday, March 13, from 9am-1pm at Pepperwood: sharing capstone projects and celebrating your certification.

UC Climate Stewards is a brand new program of the UC ANR California Naturalist Program, and follows their successful learning model, designed to create a community of practicing Climate Stewards. You can read an overview of the UC Climate Stewards course from UC ANR here. (Please note that this linked PDF document is just a program overview, and is not specific to the details of the UC Climate Stewards course offered through Pepperwood.)

Sign up today to become a certified Climate Steward and a force for positive proactive change in your community!


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For questions about the Climate Stewards course itself, please contact Summer Swallow at sswallow@pepperwoodpreserve.org

For questions about registration, please contact Holland Gistelli at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org

Register for this class using the secure form below.

To register, select either the General or Member level below and click +Add.

Members: Enter the code you received when you became a member to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your membership status, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Associate, at sshinn@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 133.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given for cancellations 21 days (3 weeks) or more before the start of this event. For cancellations within 20 to 8 days (2 weeks) before the event, a 50% refund will be given. Refunds will not be given for cancellations within 7 days of this event. However, registrants that can successfully refer another student to replace their spot in the course prior to the first day of class will receive a full refund. Registrants that must cancel due to a verifiable medical emergency personally, or in their family, within 20 days (2 weeks) before the course begins and before the third class meeting on January 23, will receive a full refund. No other cancellations, for any other reason, will result in a refund.