Agriculture and Natural Resources,Extension Director/Administrator
Agriculture, Professional Development
Gregory “Greg” Ira is the CalNat Director, based at UC ANR in Davis. His areas of interest include field-based environmental education, climate change education, tools for addressing culture in environmental programs and strategic program planning. After completing his Bachelors in Environmental Studies and Masters in Asian Studies, he worked for six years in the Philippines integrating conservation into the context of rural development. In Florida, he established statewide environmental education programs for students and teachers and managed sustainable initiatives. Greg is interested in adult education related to climate change impacts and specifically capacity building for public engagement in adaptation planning for community and ecosystem resilience.