FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS !
Our education programs for over a hundred of California's public and independent schools have introduced thousands of stud...
Pygmy Forest of Sonoma Giant Forest of Sequoia Sonoran Desert Colorado River Catalina Island
California has a variety of great Outdoor Classrooms from which to choose
WHERE MIGHT YOU WANT TO GO ?
<ul><li>Naturalists at Large has five program areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science / Natural History </li></ul><...
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
Naturalists at Large provides a complete outdoor curriculum for primary through high school level students. We can accommo...
How long might your trip be? Trips range from 1 to 6 days in duration.
Environmental Science Natural History
Possible Topics and Themes Exploration of fresh water streams & tidepooling.  Introduction to comparative ecosystems.  Pla...
Understanding the dynamics of an ecosystem.  Regional geology and watershed studies.  Exploring the relationship between h...
Marine biology and earth’s oceans
All topics are connected directly to the natural history of each specific program site and are appropriately adjusted to t...
Local wildlife observation and animal behavior
Plant identification and their uses
Native & Pioneer History
Explore… the past
And those… who came before
Group Dynamics Team Building Leadership Development
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...
Outdoor Activity and Skills Instruction
Rock Climbing Backpacking Snorkeling Kayaking canoeing Cross-Country Skiing Ropes Course Hiking
Backpacking
Rock Climbing
Kayaking
Snorkeling and Night Snorkel
canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Ropes Course
Group Retreats
Retreats are a chance to develop stronger group cohesion and class unity
Fun, Active, & Challenging
Oh, the places you'll go !
Mountains
Santa Cruz Sierra Nevada Santa Monicas San Bernardinos
Deserts
Joshua Tree Death Valley Anza Borrego Colorado River
Seashores
Catalina Island North Coast Beaches South Coast Beaches
You can experience the outdoors at one of  our LODGE SITES or from our TENT SITES (Outdoor Learning Center).
Lodge-Based
 
Tenting
 
Food Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for active participants There’s a variety of menu options ...
And a few other optional activities… Journal & Reflective Activity Map & Compass Orienteering Animal Tracking
Creativity Relaxation & Stretching Fun Games
Evening Programs When the sun goes down there’s…
Campfire
Night Walk
Star studies and the night sky
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...
The following is a sample three-day schedule  (for a rock climbing trip)  that has been used by several schools. Four-day ...
(Day one) 1:00 Arrive at Indian Cove  Campground Bus greeters, Snack.  Orientation to site,  All Staff and Faculty meeting...
(Day two) 7:15 Breakfast  9:00 Groups A, B and C do journal activities, desert ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups D, ...
(Day three) 7:15 Breakfast 7:30 Break down camp 8:30 All gear staged and ready to  load on bus  9:00 Groups D, E and F hik...
a great experience for the Group...
and the Individual
So get on a bus…
and Discover California with...
www.natsatlarge.com
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Naturalists at Large-Outdoor Education Overview

  1. 1. FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS !
  2. 2. Our education programs for over a 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. California has a variety of great Outdoor Classrooms from which to choose
  5. 5. WHERE MIGHT YOU WANT TO GO ?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Naturalists at Large has five program areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science / Natural History </li></ul><ul><li>Group Dynamics / Team Building / Leadership Development </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Activity and Skills Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Native & Pioneer History </li></ul><ul><li>Group Retreats </li></ul>
  7. 7. TEAM BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE OUTDOOR SKILLS Native & Pioneer History Group Retreats
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Trail Group sizes of 9 to 14 students
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. How long might your trip be? Trips range from 1 to 6 days in duration.
  12. 12. Environmental Science Natural History
  13. 13. Possible Topics and Themes Exploration of fresh water streams & tidepooling. Introduction to comparative ecosystems. Plant identification and their uses. Local wildlife observation and animal behavior.
  14. 14. Understanding the dynamics of an ecosystem. Regional geology and watershed studies. Exploring the relationship between humans and their environment. Star studies and the night sky. Marine biology and earth’s oceans.
  15. 15. Marine biology and earth’s oceans
  16. 16. All topics are connected directly to the natural history of each specific program site and are appropriately adjusted to the ages of the students. Exploration of fresh water streams & tidepooling
  17. 17. Local wildlife observation and animal behavior
  18. 18. Plant identification and their uses
  19. 19. Native & Pioneer History
  20. 20. Explore… the past
  21. 21. And those… who came before
  22. 22. Group Dynamics Team Building Leadership Development
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. 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.
  25. 25. Outdoor Activity and Skills Instruction
  26. 26. Rock Climbing Backpacking Snorkeling Kayaking canoeing Cross-Country Skiing Ropes Course Hiking
  27. 27. Backpacking
  28. 28. Rock Climbing
  29. 29. Kayaking
  30. 30. Snorkeling and Night Snorkel
  31. 31. canoeing
  32. 32. Cross-Country Skiing
  33. 33. Ropes Course
  34. 34. Group Retreats
  35. 35. Retreats are a chance to develop stronger group cohesion and class unity
  36. 36. Fun, Active, & Challenging
  37. 37. Oh, the places you'll go !
  38. 38. Mountains
  39. 39. Santa Cruz Sierra Nevada Santa Monicas San Bernardinos
  40. 40. Deserts
  41. 41. Joshua Tree Death Valley Anza Borrego Colorado River
  42. 42. Seashores
  43. 43. Catalina Island North Coast Beaches South Coast Beaches
  44. 44. You can experience the outdoors at one of our LODGE SITES or from our TENT SITES (Outdoor Learning Center).
  45. 45. Lodge-Based
  46. 47. Tenting
  47. 49. Food Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for active participants There’s a variety of menu options from which to choose
  48. 50. And a few other optional activities… Journal & Reflective Activity Map & Compass Orienteering Animal Tracking
  49. 51. Creativity Relaxation & Stretching Fun Games
  50. 52. Evening Programs When the sun goes down there’s…
  51. 53. Campfire
  52. 54. Night Walk
  53. 55. Star studies and the night sky
  54. 56. Our Instructors
  55. 57. 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.
  56. 59. 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.
  57. 60. The following is a sample three-day schedule (for a rock climbing trip) that has been used by several schools. Four-day and five-day trips are more typical and allow for a more in-depth experience. (Remember that all trips are custom designed and schedules will fit your needs)
  58. 61. (Day one) 1:00 Arrive at Indian Cove Campground Bus greeters, Snack. Orientation to site, All Staff and Faculty meeting Break into trail groups / small group orientation and introductions. Set up camp / kitchen orientation 3:30 Ground school – Intro to climbing 6:30 Dinner 7:30 Evening Program: Night awareness and trust activities 9:00 Students released to faculty
  59. 62. (Day two) 7:15 Breakfast 9:00 Groups A, B and C do journal activities, desert ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups D, E and F climb 12:00 Lunch by groups 1:00 Groups D, E and F do journal activities, desert ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups A,B and C climb 4:30 Return to camp 6:00 Dinner 7:30 Evening Program: Night walk and star study 9:00 Students released to faculty
  60. 63. (Day three) 7:15 Breakfast 7:30 Break down camp 8:30 All gear staged and ready to load on bus 9:00 Groups D, E and F hike, art activities and games. Groups A, B and C climb 11:30 Lunch by trail groups 12:00 Groups A, B and C hike, art activities and games. Groups D, E and F climb 2:30 Return to camp for debrief 3:00 Load gear on bus 3:30 School departs
  61. 64. a great experience for the Group...
  62. 65. and the Individual
  63. 66. So get on a bus…
  64. 67. and Discover California with...
  65. 68. www.natsatlarge.com

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