for over Twenty Years
Our education programs for over two hundred of California's public and independent schools have introduced thousands of st...
Pygmy Forest of Sonoma Giant Forest of Sequoia Sonoran Desert Colorado River Catalina Island
What does Naturalists at Large do ?
TEAM BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE OUTDOOR SKILLS Native & Pioneer History Group Retreats
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 one adult from your school
Naturalists at Large provides a complete outdoor curriculum for primary through high school level students. We can accommo...
Our Instructors
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...
at Forest Home Ojai
Forest Home Tucked into the hills between Ventura and Ojai
15 miles north of Ventura Beaches
WELCOME TO… FOREST HOME OJAI
8 PERSON CABINS
 
 
Food Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for active participants There’s a variety of menu options ...
Allergies and Special Food Needs Program meals offer vegetarian food options. For those with specific needs due to allergi...
TEAM BUILDING
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...
 
Grassy places to play
 
Quiet places to relax
INDOOR DINING HALL AND OUTDOOR DINING AREA
Frisbee Golf Fooseball Ping-Pong
Volleyball & Basketball
Zipline
 
The new climbing wall is fun and challenging
 
Seasonal Swimming Pool
Outdoor Stage
Creek studies Plant identification
 
Self reflection & nature observation
And a few other optional activities… Journal & Reflective Activity Map & Compass Orienteering Animal Tracking
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 hik...
We offer your students a positive outdoor education experience
That will follow them into their future
at Forest Home Ojai
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 gear...
Rain gear is a must. ( water-proof  shell) Rain Ponchos are fine. Comfortable  closed toed shoes  are required. Light weig...
Plastic bag protection. A half dozen, 1 or 2 gallon storage ziplocks are good for protecting clothing in a gear bag from m...
www.natsatlarge.com For more information check us out at …
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Forest Home Ojai: Naturalists at Large

  1. 1. for over Twenty Years
  2. 2. 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… Independent Schools Charter Schools Public Schools Waldorf Schools Montessori Schools Who do we serve ?
  3. 3. Pygmy Forest of Sonoma Giant Forest of Sequoia Sonoran Desert Colorado River Catalina Island
  4. 4. What does Naturalists at Large do ?
  5. 5. TEAM BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE OUTDOOR SKILLS Native & Pioneer History Group Retreats
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Trail Group sizes of 9 to 14 students Always with one instructor and one adult from your school
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Our Instructors
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 12. 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.
  12. 13. 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: 10-15 minutes. Medivac Helicopter: 10 minutes from Ventura Law Enforcement: 5-15 minutes
  13. 14. at Forest Home Ojai
  14. 15. Forest Home Tucked into the hills between Ventura and Ojai
  15. 16. 15 miles north of Ventura Beaches
  16. 17. WELCOME TO… FOREST HOME OJAI
  17. 18. 8 PERSON CABINS
  18. 21. Food Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for active participants There’s a variety of menu options from which to choose
  19. 22. 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.
  20. 23. TEAM BUILDING
  21. 24. 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.
  22. 25. 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.
  23. 27. Grassy places to play
  24. 29. Quiet places to relax
  25. 30. INDOOR DINING HALL AND OUTDOOR DINING AREA
  26. 31. Frisbee Golf Fooseball Ping-Pong
  27. 32. Volleyball & Basketball
  28. 33. Zipline
  29. 35. The new climbing wall is fun and challenging
  30. 37. Seasonal Swimming Pool
  31. 38. Outdoor Stage
  32. 39. Creek studies Plant identification
  33. 41. Self reflection & nature observation
  34. 42. And a few other optional activities… Journal & Reflective Activity Map & Compass Orienteering Animal Tracking
  35. 43. Creativity Relaxation & Stretching Fun Games
  36. 44. And after the sun sets…
  37. 45. NIGHT WALK
  38. 46. Star studies and the night sky
  39. 47. ENJOY A CAMPFIRE
  40. 48. 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
  41. 49. We offer your students a positive outdoor education experience
  42. 50. That will follow them into their future
  43. 51. at Forest Home Ojai
  44. 52. Ask about… Allergies, Medications, and Special Dietary Needs
  45. 53. 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.
  46. 54. 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).
  47. 55. 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.
  48. 56. www.natsatlarge.com For more information check us out at …
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