Classes & Workshops

Sierra Nevada Field Campus offers both accredited classes and non-credit workshops.

You may sign up for an accredited class even if you do not wish to earn credits. Accredited classes are processed through the College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE). Non-credit workshops are handled by University Corporation.

Note: If you are having trouble at any point in the registration process, please do not hesitate to email us at snfc@sfsu.edu

2024 Classes and Workshops (By Class Title)

Note: All classes with a course number before them are college credit classes (still open to the public!) and must be enrolled in using the CPAGE website prior to completing your registration form. All other programs are non-credit workshops hosted through the SFSU University Corporation. If you need any assistance, please email snfc@sfsu.edu.

Alpine Oil Painting en Plein Air (Aug 4-9)

ART 470: The Mobile Studio: Creative Research in the Outdoors, Class #: 1966, Section #: 01Z (July 7-12) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

ASTR 216: Practical Observational Astronomy in the Sierra Nevada, Class #: 1967, Section #: 01Z  (June 30-July 5)

BIOL 315: Ecology and Conservation of California Bats, Class #: 1962, Section #: 01Z (June 30-July 5) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

BIOL 315: Flora of the Northern Sierra Nevada (CPAGE), Class #: 1963, Section #: 01Z (June 16-21)

BIOL 315: Spring Fungi of the Sierra Nevada, Class #: 1965, Section #: 01Z (June 2-7) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

BIOL 315: Insect Biology and Identification, Class #: 1964, Section #: 01Z (July 7-12)

Being with Bears: A Deep Dive into Tracking Bear Behavior, Culture, and Sign (July 26-28) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Birding 101 (June 16-21)

Birding by Ear in the Sierra (June 9-14)

Birds of the Sierra Nevada (June 14-19) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Blacksmithing: Edged Tools (July 21-26) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Butterflies and Moths of the Sierra Nevada (July 7-12)

LS 699: Climate Issues and Activism, Class #: 1969, Section #: 01Z  (June 24-July 12)

CPAGE International Students (Special Event)

Cybertracker Track and Sign Certification (July 12-14) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Flora of the Northern Sierra Nevada (UCORP) (June 23-28)

Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed (July 12-14) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Gathering Stones: Writing Poetry By The River (June 23-28)

GatorWILD (Special Event) 

GEOG 655: Fire, Water, and Conservation in the Northern Sierra, Class #: 1968, Section #: 01Z (Aug 4-9)

High-Country Writing Retreat (Aug 4-9) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

LTNS 699: Latinxs and the Environment, Class #: 1971, Section #: 01Z (Aug 11-16)

Medicinal and Edible Wild Plants (July 25-28) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Natural History of the Sierra Nevada (First Session) (June 23-28) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Natural History of the Sierra Nevada (Second Session) (July 28-Aug 2)

Night Photography  (June 30-July 5)

Painting Forest Prayer Flags (July 21-26)

Pastels and Natural Light (July 21-26) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Perfecting Your Presentation: Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed (July 19-21)

Play of Light and Shadows: Oil Painting in the Sierra (July 7-12) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Sierra Nevada (Aug 11-15)

Rock, Wood, Water, Sky (July 28-Aug 2) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Secrets Among the Oaks of the North Yuba Watershed (Aug 25-30) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

SFSU Alumni Weekend (Special Event)

Sketching History in the Northern Sierra (June 9-14) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Songwriting in the High Sierra (June 23-28)

Trees & Shrubs of Northern Sierra Nevada (June 28-30)

Wander in Wonder: Nature Journaling for heartfelt connection to the natural world (July 14-19)

Wild Wonder Retreat (Private Event—Campus Closed)

Woodblocks: Design, Carve and Print in the Field (Aug 9-11)

2024 Classes and Workshops (By Date)

Note: Most (not all!) 5 day classes begin with students arriving Sunday afternoon and leaving Friday midday. Most (not all!) weekend classes begin with students arriving Friday afternoon and leaving Sunday midday. Please confirm the dates listed next to each class title before registering. Feel free to email us at snfc@sfsu.edu to confirm dates or ask questions.

June 2-7

BIOL 315: Spring Fungi of the Sierra Nevada, Class #: 1965, Section #: 01Z (June 2-7) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

June 8-15

Birding by Ear in the Sierra (June 9-14) 

Sketching History in the Northern Sierra (June 9-14) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Birds of the Sierra Nevada (June 14-19) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

June 16-21

Birding 101 (June 16-21)

BIOL 315: Flora of the Northern Sierra Nevada (CPAGE), Class #: 1963, Section #: 01Z (June 16-21)

June 23-28

Flora of the Northern Sierra Nevada (UCORP) (June 23-28)

Gathering Stones: Writing Poetry By The River (June 23-28)

Natural History of the Sierra Nevada (First Session) (June 23-28) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Songwriting in the High Sierra (June 23-28)

Weekend: June 28-30

Trees & Shrubs of Northern Sierra Nevada (June 28-30)

June 30-July 5

BIOL 315: Ecology and Conservation of California Bats, Class #: 1962, Section #: 01Z (June 30-July 5) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

LS 699: Climate Issues and Activism, Class #: 1969, Section #: 01Z  (June 24-July 12)

Night Photography  (June 30-July 5)

ASTR 216: Practical Observational Astronomy in the Sierra Nevada, Class #: 1967, Section #: 01Z  (June 30-July 5)

July 6: CAMPUS CLOSED

July 7-12

ART 470: The Mobile Studio: Creative Research in the Outdoors, Class #: 1966, Section #: 01Z (July 7-12) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Butterflies and Moths of the Sierra Nevada (July 7-12)

BIOL 315: Insect Biology and Identification, Class #: 1964, Section #: 01Z (July 7-12)

Play of Light and Shadows: Oil Painting in the Sierra (July 7-12) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Weekend: July 12-14

Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed (July 12-14) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Cybertracker Track and Sign Certification (July 12-14) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

July 14-19

Wander in Wonder: Nature Journaling for heartfelt connection to the natural world (July 14-19)

Weekend: July 19-21

Perfecting Your Presentation: Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed (July 19-21)

CPAGE International Students (Special Event)

July 21-26

Blacksmithing: Edged Tools (July 21-26) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Pastels and Natural Light (July 21-26) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Painting Forest Prayer Flags (July 21-26)

Weekend: July 25-28

Medicinal and Edible Wild Plants (July 25-28) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Being with Bears: A Deep Dive into Tracking Bear Behavior, Culture, and Sign (July 26-28) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

July 28-Aug 2

Rock, Wood, Water, Sky (July 28-Aug 2) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Natural History of the Sierra Nevada (Second Session) (July 28-Aug 2)

Weekend: Aug 2-4

SFSU Alumni Weekend (Special Event)

Aug 4-9

Alpine Oil Painting en Plein Air (Aug 4-9)

GEOG 655: Fire, Water, and Conservation in the Northern Sierra, Class #: 1968, Section #: 01Z (Aug 4-9)

High-Country Writing Retreat (Aug 4-9) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.

Weekend: Aug 9-11

Woodblocks: Design, Carve and Print in the Field (Aug 9-11)

Aug 11-16

GatorWILD (Special Event) 

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Sierra Nevada (Aug 11-15)

LTNS 699: Latinxs and the Environment, Class #: 1971, Section #: 01Z (Aug 11-16)

Aug 18-23

Wild Wonder Retreat (Private Event—Campus Closed)

Aug 24: CAMPUS CLOSED

Aug 25-30

Secrets Among the Oaks of the North Yuba Watershed (Aug 25-30) This class is FULL. Add yourself to the waitlist on our registration site.