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Community nature Connection's Training Institute

offers custom trainings for

teams and organizations

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Our team of interpreters has experience leading training and workforce development for youth and adults in naturalist and outdoor-related topics.

Our Training Institute Manager will work with you to customize a training that meets your goals and budget.

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examples of topics and types of trainings offered

Training topics
  • Animal Adaptations

  • Backpacking 101

  • Camping

  • CA Native Plants

  • Ethnobotany

  • Hiking

  • Indoor plant care

  • Interpretation Basics

  • Interpretation for pre-schoolers and families

  • Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics

  • Leading interpretive hikes

  • Nature Journaling (for beginners or for interpreters)

  • NGSS in the outdoors

  • Organizational Culture

  • Watersheds

  • Wilderness & Urban survival skills

  • Wildlife Tracking and Scatting

  • Wildlife of the Santa Monica Mountains

  • And more

examples of Past trainings

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Identifying Native Plants of the Santa Monica and

San Gabriel Mountains


Intentional Work: Transforming Organizational Practices and Culture

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Getting Started with Nature Journaling


Preparing Plant-Based

Meals for the Outdoors

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