Become a Klamath-Siskiyou Specialist
Earn certified Naturalist status as you learn at Siskiyou Field Institute! Completing our Naturalist Certificate prerequisites will enhance your job skills and deepen your understanding of Klamath-Siskiyou ecology. This certificate program provides a broad natural-history overview of the Klamath-Siskiyous, enabling graduates to begin to recognize and understand the region's unique flora, fauna and ecological processes. Learn from the region's experts, gain naturalist skills, and build a strong foundation of natural science knowledge.
Through course studies and supplemental reading, you'll achieve SFI Naturalist status. Students complete 50 hours of coursework with at least one course from each category designated in the downloadable PDF file below.
Please note: Hours earned toward the certificate are in () and may not match the hours you actually spend in the course.
Registration for the Naturalist Certificate is $25. We'll be happy to assist you in designing your program. Please visit www.thesfi.org or call us at (541) 597-8530 for more information.
What Naturalist Certificate Participants are saying:
"I am interested in nature and natural history, as a teacher. I am transitioning to a possible career as a naturalist/outdoor educator. I was considering a U of O graduate degree program, and wanted to get as much outdoor education as possible, emphasizing direct field experience and training."~ Karen Rainsong, Certified Naturalist
"I want to be able to explain things more intelligently about forest fire causes, control and recovery. People want to know what's going on in the valley, and this should help me explain how it all works." ~ Roy Hager, Naturalist Certificate participant
"I have a high level of enthusiasm for the natural beauty of the (area). I'm not a scientist, but hope to increase my knowledge and ability to spread that basic knowledge with visitors that I work with. There is a need for capability to put scientific constructs and terms into that shared experience." ~ Katherine Roncolio, Naturalist Certificate participant
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