Who do we
       serve ?


Our education programs for
over two hundred of
California's public and
independent schools have...
Pygmy Forest of Sonoma


                                          Catalina
                                           Isl...
What does
Naturalists at Large
       do ?
We work with each
school every step
of the way to
identify their
outdoor education
goals and then
tailor a program to
meet...
Trail Group sizes of 9 to 14 students
                          Always with one
                          instructor and
 ...
Naturalists at Large
provides a complete
 outdoor curriculum
for primary through
  high school level
  students. We can
 a...
Naturalists at Large draws it’s instructors
from all over the United States. These are
men and women with 4-year universit...
With their high comfort and experience in
the outdoors, their passion for teaching, and
a commitment to safety first, we h...
All of our instructors are CPR and First Aid
Certified. 80 % of them hold advanced
certifications such as Wilderness Emerg...
El Capitan Canyon




       Goleta
 Santa Barbara County
      California
15 miles west of Santa Barbara
Welcome to
El Capitan
 Canyon
Two bunks and a
 loft sleeps 6
4 person tent with 2-3 students per tent
Everybody
get’s to
help with
camp
chores
Meals are
                                  wholesome
                               affairs providing
                   ...
Allergies and Special Food Needs

• Program meals offer vegetarian food options.

• For those with specific needs due to a...
Miles of hiking trails
Grassy places to play
A focus of most all
Naturalists at Large
programming is the
interaction of the
individual with the
group. The needs of
bot...
The facilitation of
activities, with the
emphasis on our
interaction with the
environment and
each other,
promotes awarene...
Quiet places to relax
We facilitate a variety of beach
activities
Creative projects
Tide pooling
Hands-On science projects
Creek
studies




              Plant
          identification
Self reflection & nature observation
Educational themes include the sage
scrub community, southern coast
forests, stream science, ecology of
the oak and sycamo...
Kayaking along this beautiful
section of coast is an option
Try an afternoon on the ropes course
The
higher
you go,
the
better
the
views
And a few other optional activities…
           Animal Tracking




                     Map & Compass
                   ...
Creativity




               Relaxation & Stretching




Fun Games
And
after
the
sun
sets…
NIGHT




        WALK
Star studies and
the night sky
ENJOY A
CAMPFIRE
A Typical Day
7:30 Breakfast
9:00 Groups A and B do journal activities,
beach hike, group initiatives. Groups C and D
hike...
We offer your
   students a
positive outdoor
   education
  experience
That will follow them into
      their future
Ask about…




Allergies, Medications,
 and Special Dietary
        Needs
Equipment Reminders
Follow your equipment list.

Pack together. Adult and student can double
check the contents of the gea...
Rain gear is a must. (water-proof shell) Rain
Ponchos are fine.
Comfortable closed toed shoes are required.
Light weight h...
Plastic bag protection. A half dozen, 1 or 2
gallon storage ziplocks are good for protecting
clothing in a gear bag from m...
For more information
 check us out at …
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
El Capitan Canyon: Naturalists at Large
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  1. 1. Who do we serve ? Our education programs for over two hundred of California's public and independent schools have introduced thousands of students to environments as diverse as the…
  2. 2. Pygmy Forest of Sonoma Catalina Island Giant Forest of Sequoia Sonoran Desert Colorado River
  3. 3. What does Naturalists at Large do ?
  4. 4. We work with each school every step of the way to identify their outdoor education goals and then tailor a program to meet those specific needs.
  5. 5. Trail Group sizes of 9 to 14 students Always with one instructor and one adult from your school
  6. 6. Naturalists at Large provides a complete outdoor curriculum for primary through high school level students. We can accommodate trips for 15 students to over 200.
  7. 7. Naturalists at Large draws it’s instructors from all over the United States. These are men and women with 4-year university degrees who have proven experience working with youth in the outdoors and in the classroom.
  8. 8. With their high comfort and experience in the outdoors, their passion for teaching, and a commitment to safety first, we have the foundation for a fantastic experience for you and your students.
  9. 9. All of our instructors are CPR and First Aid Certified. 80 % of them hold advanced certifications such as Wilderness Emergency Medical Training, Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness Advanced First Aid. RESPONSE TIMES: for Emergency Services Ambulance: 20 minutes from Santa Barbara. Medivac Helicopter: 10 minutes from Goleta Law Enforcement: 20 minutes from Goleta
  10. 10. El Capitan Canyon Goleta Santa Barbara County California
  11. 11. 15 miles west of Santa Barbara
  12. 12. Welcome to El Capitan Canyon
  13. 13. Two bunks and a loft sleeps 6
  14. 14. 4 person tent with 2-3 students per tent
  15. 15. Everybody get’s to help with camp chores
  16. 16. Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for active There’s a variety of menu participants options from which to choose
  17. 17. Allergies and Special Food Needs • Program meals offer vegetarian food options. • For those with specific needs due to allergies or personal reasons, we suggest discussion with your faculty. • Naturalists at Large can help guide those with special diets to supplement their meals in ways which everyone can most easily manage.
  18. 18. Miles of hiking trails
  19. 19. Grassy places to play
  20. 20. A focus of most all Naturalists at Large programming is the interaction of the individual with the group. The needs of both must be met through the development of cooperation, leadership and problem solving skills.
  21. 21. The facilitation of activities, with the emphasis on our interaction with the environment and each other, promotes awareness of each individual’s role in making the group experience a positive one.
  22. 22. Quiet places to relax
  23. 23. We facilitate a variety of beach activities
  24. 24. Creative projects
  25. 25. Tide pooling
  26. 26. Hands-On science projects
  27. 27. Creek studies Plant identification
  28. 28. Self reflection & nature observation
  29. 29. Educational themes include the sage scrub community, southern coast forests, stream science, ecology of the oak and sycamore forests and humans -- a historical perspective, local geology, the stars, and environmental influences on plant species and diversity. Emphasis will be tailored to complement the academic goals of the school.
  30. 30. Kayaking along this beautiful section of coast is an option
  31. 31. Try an afternoon on the ropes course
  32. 32. The higher you go, the better the views
  33. 33. And a few other optional activities… Animal Tracking Map & Compass Orienteering Journal & Reflective Activity
  34. 34. Creativity Relaxation & Stretching Fun Games
  35. 35. And after the sun sets…
  36. 36. NIGHT WALK
  37. 37. Star studies and the night sky
  38. 38. ENJOY A CAMPFIRE
  39. 39. A Typical Day 7:30 Breakfast 9:00 Groups A and B do journal activities, beach hike, group initiatives. Groups C and D hike Canyon and do stream study 12:00 Lunch by groups 1:00 Groups C and D do journal activities, beach hike, group initiatives. Groups A and B hike Canyon and do stream study 4:30 Return to camp for large group games 6:00 Dinner 7:30 Evening Program: Night walk and star study 9:00 Students released to faculty
  40. 40. We offer your students a positive outdoor education experience
  41. 41. That will follow them into their future
  42. 42. Ask about… Allergies, Medications, and Special Dietary Needs
  43. 43. Equipment Reminders Follow your equipment list. Pack together. Adult and student can double check the contents of the gear bag. All clothing should fit in a medium size duffle. A day pack is essential to move about the program with water, some food, extra layers of clothing, and personal incidentals. Utensil Kit that may be reused for each meal and a cup that can handle hot & cold liquids.
  44. 44. Rain gear is a must. (water-proof shell) Rain Ponchos are fine. Comfortable closed toed shoes are required. Light weight hikers or tennis shoes with a few pairs of good outdoor socks (non-cotton). A good water bottle (quart or liter). The proper sleeping bag (check your equipment list for specifics).
  45. 45. Plastic bag protection. A half dozen, 1 or 2 gallon storage ziplocks are good for protecting clothing in a gear bag from moisture. Along with a couple hefty 15 to 30 gallon bags to line your gear bag and sleeping bag (& daypack). Don’t send gear that you could not afford lost or broken (expensive cameras, cell phones, and other electronics). A handy disposable camera would be just fine. Follow your equipment list, ask questions, borrow from friends.
  46. 46. For more information check us out at …
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