Free Canyoneer Training at the NAT

Dear Cabrillo Volunteers,

The San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneer program offers to the public free nature walks throughout San Diego County.  In a partnership with CNM, theNAT is offering an opportunity for you to participate in its upcoming Canyoneer training free of charge.  You are invited to attend any of the individual Canyoneer classes or complete the entire program and become a NAT Canyoneer.

Below is the schedule of classes which begin September 6. Since this is a class, there will be presentations by the students and other topics covered in addition to the speakers. There is always an afternoon hike, and Cabrillo volunteers are welcome to join (except the geology hike; that tends to be difficult with a large crowd).

If you are interested in attending any of these classes, please complete theNAT volunteer application to register. In the additional comments section of the application, please indicate you are a Cabrillo volunteer and specify which classes you would like to attend or whether you would like to complete the entire program.

Please note that there is a September 1 deadline for submitting the application.

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2014  Canyoneer Training Schedule

(8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Saturdays)

Classes begin at 8:00 am, but each class will have a guest speaker from 9:45 am to 11:45 am.  The afternoons include a hike or other field activity.

Legend:

Date

Topic/Guest Speaker

Location

Afternoon Hike

SEPTEMBER

06

BOTANY I  / Bill Howell         

MUSEUM

12:15 -3 pm. Florida Canyon: Introductions & Orientation Hike.                                    

13

HABITATS  / Rick Halsey     

TECOLOTE

1-3 pm. Ecology Hike in Tecolote Canyon

20

PLANT DIVERSITY  / Dr. Jon Rebman

MTRP

1-3 pm.  Ecology Hike in Oak Grove

27

ARTHROPODS / Dr. Michael Wall

MTRP

1-3 pm.  Classroom/Field: Scat, Track & Creature Features

OCTOBER

04          

REPTILES / Dr. Brad Hollingsworth

MTRP

1-3 pm.  Hike to Grinding Rocks

11

BASKETS & BOTANY / Indian Community

TECOLOTE

Activities: Nature Center & Field 

18

GEOLOGY  / Dr. Monte Marshall

MTRP

1-3 pm.  Geology Hike     

 25

INDIANS / Ken Hedges                             

MUSEUM Board Room

1-3 pm.  Museum of Man:  Kumeyaay Exhibit

NOVEMBER

01          

BOTANY II (Internal) / Bill Howell       

MTRP

1-3 pm.  Walk Throughs at MTRP     

08          

STUDY SESSION  & BOOK LOOK            

SUNBELT

1-3 pm.  Walk Throughs at MTRP

15          

FINAL

MTRP

22          

GRADUATION

MUSEUM

9:30 am– 11:30 am (Friends and Family)               

TBA      

MISTLETOE GATHERING                 

“In the mountains”

TBA                                                      

DECEMBER                                                                                      

5/6         

“December Nights”

MUSEUM

{Optional Fri/Sat Evenings}

Mistletoe Selling

 nat words

 

               

2 thoughts on “Free Canyoneer Training at the NAT

  1. Dear VIPs, I encourage you all to take advantage of this gracious offer. We are looking forward to additional partnership opportunities with the Nat. Thanks Dan Z for facilitating!

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