West Valley College CalNat Course
Contact: Leticia Gallardo, leticia.gallardo@westvalley.edu
Sponsor: UC California Naturalist

Full course site: http://calnat.ucanr.edu/Take_a_class/WV_College/

Open to students and community members of all ages, join any of the following courses in the Biology department under Ecology, Diversity, and Conservation offered throughout the year to obtain California Naturalist certification. Students will have the option of receiving California Naturalist certification in fall, spring, or summer classes:


BIO 12 - Introduction to Ecology and Wildlife 
This non-major course is an introduction to the general ecological principles that integrate all life on earth, with special focus on wildlife populations and their natural history. Energy and material flows will be covered, along with animal biology, behavior, population dynamics and human impact and management. Laboratory and field exercises emphasize investigational techniques used in scientific studies.

Spring Dates: January 25 - May 22, 2020 
Lecture: Tuesdays 2:05 - 5:15, Lab: Thursdays 2:05 - 5:15                 


BIO 058 - Field Ecology
This section meets both in the classroom and in the field. Students are responsible for travel, meals, and camping equipment, plus related expenses.

Spring Dates: January 31 - April 10, 2020
Lecture: Fridays 10:15am-12:20pm, additional classroom meetings are scheduled for 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/06, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, and 4/10. The field trip meets Friday 3/27/20, through Wednesday 4/01/20.


Course details: No prerequisites. Open to the public. Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Online registration: here, new student registration is in progress.

Contact: Leticia Gallardo, leticia.gallardo@westvalley.edu (408) 741-2416