Climate Stewards

Climate Stewards at Point Reyes

Climate change is impacting every aspect of our lives — from changing temperatures, to rainfall, to species distribution — and it can sometimes be unclear how to take action and contribute to the climate movement. The University of California Climate Stewards Program is here to help!

This exciting initiative from the University of California taught in partnership with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) will help participants learn how to engage with community level actions that address climate change. This nine-week course (February 28 to April 25) includes six online classes with guest experts, three Saturday field days at climate-relevant sites, online coursework, and a final capstone project. Registration for 2023 is now open!

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Climate Course Content

During this program you will participate in a series of online classes with guest experts and spend three Saturdays experiencing climate-relevant sites during in-person field trips at Point Reyes and around the North/East Bay region. With the completion of online coursework and a final capstone project you will become a Certified Climate Steward and be eligible to receive academic credits from the University of California for an additional fee. In this interactive class you will practice the skills you need to work with others on finding climate solutions!

PRNSA offers the Climate Stewards Program annually as a 9-week session in early Spring. Program dates and registration details become available in December and can be found on the Programs and Events section of our website once open for registration. Check out the following examples of past Climate Steward Capstone projects!

    Person poses and smiles in front of glacier. Text reads "Climate Action Guide; Lawrence Kao"     Two people in hats smile at camera with nature in background. Text reads "Go Climatarian; Jess Beebe & Gwen Rino"     Smiling woman poses on bridge. Text reads "Reducing Plastic; Vickie Sciacca"

Climate Steward Certification

As a Certified Climate Steward you will become part of a statewide network working to promote community and ecosystem resilience for California’s future. To learn more about this initiative, please visit UCANR’s Climate Stewards page.

Register for 2023 Program