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Who do we       serve ?Our education programsfor over two hundred ofCalifornias public andindependent schools haveintroduc...
Pygmy Forest of Sonoma                                          Catalina                                           Island ...
What doesNaturalists at Large       do ?
We work with eachschool every stepof the way toidentify theiroutdoor educationgoals and thentailor a program tomeet those ...
Trail Group sizes of 9 to 14 students                          Always with one                          instructor and    ...
Naturalists at Largeprovides a complete outdoor curriculumfor primary through  high school level  students. We can accommo...
Naturalists at Large draws it’s instructorsfrom all over the United States. These aremen and women with 4-year universityd...
With their high comfort and experience inthe outdoors, their passion for teaching,and a commitment to safety first, we hav...
All of our instructors are CPR and WildernessFirst Aid Certified. 80 % of them holdadvanced certifications such as Wildern...
Yosemite National Park is located inthe central Sierra Nevada ofCalifornia and lies 150 miles east ofSan Francisco and onl...
John Muir…"was a man whose lifewas nothing short ofinspirational. Hiswritings are clear,vibrant and full ofprophetic wisdo...
Highlights of the park includeYosemite Valley, and its high cliffsand waterfalls; Wawonas historycenter and historic hotel...
4 person tent with 2-3 students per tent
Everybodyget’s tohelp withcampchores
Meals are                                wholesome                                  affairs                               ...
Allergies and Special Food Needs• Program meals offer vegetarian food options.• For those with specific needs due to aller...
Educational Themes can include:Yosemite National Park; A Sense of Place. Geology of the Sierra Nevada Mountains           ...
We wish to explore the importance of nationalparks to our culture and the individual throughgroup discussions and journal ...
The program of hikingand group activities willemphasize eachstudents responsibilityto the environment. Theunique natural h...
In every walk with nature wereceive far more than we seek
Destination HikesUpper or Lower Yosemite Falls   Vernal or Nevada Falls    Little Yosemite Valley          Mirror Lake
VisitSpiderCave
And a few other optional activities…           Animal Tracking                     Map & Compass                       Ori...
Creativity               Relaxation & StretchingFun Games
Evening Programs Naturalists at Large will use the evening as analternative activity/learning time for students.    Each e...
(Day one)1:30ish    School arrives at Curry Village parkingarea. Load luggage onto NAL cube truck.Group game, Walk to Uppe...
(Day two)5:30 Shower time for students7:45 Breakfast9:00 Meet groups to begin day:     Spider Caves/Yosemite Falls     Hik...
(Day three)5:30  Shower time for students7:00  Breakfast7:45  Meet groups: All day hike      Hike to Upper Yosemite Falls ...
(Day four)5:30 Shower time for students7:00 Tent take down demo / Break down camp8:00 Breakfast (all gear packed prior)   ...
A great adventure forthe group…                        And the                        individual.
Let children walk with Nature,let them see the beautifulblendings and communions ofdeath and life, their joyousinseparable...
Ask about…      Medications, Allergies,       and Special Dietary             Needs
Equipment RemindersFollow your equipment list.Pack together. Adult and student can doublecheck the contents of the gear ba...
Rain gear is a must. (water-proof shell) RainPonchos are fine.Comfortable closed toed shoes are required.Light weight hike...
Plastic bag protection. A half dozen, 2 gallonstorage ziplocks are good for protectingclothing in a gear bag from moisture...
For more information check us out at …
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  1. 1. Who do we serve ?Our education programsfor over two hundred ofCalifornias public andindependent schools haveintroduced thousands ofstudents to environmentsas diverse as the…
  2. 2. Pygmy Forest of Sonoma Catalina Island Giant Forest of Sequoia Sonoran Desert Colorado River
  3. 3. What doesNaturalists at Large do ?
  4. 4. We work with eachschool every stepof the way toidentify theiroutdoor educationgoals and thentailor a program tomeet those specificneeds.
  5. 5. Trail Group sizes of 9 to 14 students Always with one instructor and one adult from your school
  6. 6. Naturalists at Largeprovides a complete outdoor curriculumfor primary through high school level students. We can accommodate trips for 15 students to over 200.
  7. 7. Naturalists at Large draws it’s instructorsfrom all over the United States. These aremen and women with 4-year universitydegrees who have proven experienceworking with youth in the outdoors and inthe classroom.
  8. 8. With their high comfort and experience inthe outdoors, their passion for teaching,and a commitment to safety first, we havethe foundation for a fantastic experiencefor you and your students.
  9. 9. All of our instructors are CPR and WildernessFirst Aid Certified. 80 % of them holdadvanced certifications such as WildernessEmergency Medical Training, Wilderness FirstResponders and Wilderness Advanced FirstAid.RESPONSE TIMES: for Emergency ServicesAmbulance: 5 minute response in the valleyMedivac helicopter: 30-40 minutes.Law Enforcement: 5 minutes in the valley
  10. 10. Yosemite National Park is located inthe central Sierra Nevada ofCalifornia and lies 150 miles east ofSan Francisco and only a six hourdrive from Los Angeles. Yosemite isinternationally recognized for itsspectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls,clear streams, giant sequoia groves,and biological diversity.
  11. 11. John Muir…"was a man whose lifewas nothing short ofinspirational. Hiswritings are clear,vibrant and full ofprophetic wisdom - hewas one of the first torealize that all speciesare interconnected andhitched together."
  12. 12. Highlights of the park includeYosemite Valley, and its high cliffsand waterfalls; Wawonas historycenter and historic hotel; theMariposa Grove, which containshundreds of ancient giant sequoias;Glacier Points (summer-fall)spectacular view of YosemiteValley and the high country.
  13. 13. 4 person tent with 2-3 students per tent
  14. 14. Everybodyget’s tohelp withcampchores
  15. 15. Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for active participants There’s a variety of menuoptions from which to choose
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. Educational Themes can include:Yosemite National Park; A Sense of Place. Geology of the Sierra Nevada Mountains Birds of the Sierra Tree identification Plants and Animals Black Bears The conifer forest High Sierra weather Plant and animal adaptations Glaciation vs. Mass Wasting
  18. 18. We wish to explore the importance of nationalparks to our culture and the individual throughgroup discussions and journal exercises. Thisshared group experience will foster schoolspirit and increase group unity.
  19. 19. The program of hikingand group activities willemphasize eachstudents responsibilityto the environment. Theunique natural history ofthe Sierra mixedconifer forest andassociated plants andanimals.
  20. 20. In every walk with nature wereceive far more than we seek
  21. 21. Destination HikesUpper or Lower Yosemite Falls Vernal or Nevada Falls Little Yosemite Valley Mirror Lake
  22. 22. VisitSpiderCave
  23. 23. And a few other optional activities… Animal Tracking Map & Compass Orienteering Journal & Reflective Activity
  24. 24. Creativity Relaxation & StretchingFun Games
  25. 25. Evening Programs Naturalists at Large will use the evening as analternative activity/learning time for students. Each evening will have a different focus.Astronomy: constellations, motion of stars and planets, stellar evolution, stories and myths. Evening hikes to foster confidence with no artificial light. We also cover nocturnal adaptations of animals. Traditional campfire: songs, stories and skitsperformed by the students and Naturalists at Large staff.
  26. 26. (Day one)1:30ish School arrives at Curry Village parkingarea. Load luggage onto NAL cube truck.Group game, Walk to Upper Pines, Studentorientation, Tent demo / camp set-up / split intotrail groupsGames and activities, introduction to Yosemite5:00 Free time in camp supervised by faculty6:00 Dinner7:30 Evening program: Preview week, goals, group building and games9:00 Students released to faculty9:30 In tents10:00 Camp quiet hours
  27. 27. (Day two)5:30 Shower time for students7:45 Breakfast9:00 Meet groups to begin day: Spider Caves/Yosemite Falls Hike to Mirror Meadow5:00 Free time supervised by faculty6:00 Dinner7:30 Evening program: Night walk with activities about nocturnal communities9:00 Students released to faculty9:30 In tents10:00 Camp quiet hours
  28. 28. (Day three)5:30 Shower time for students7:00 Breakfast7:45 Meet groups: All day hike Hike to Upper Yosemite Falls Hike to Vernal Falls / Nevada Falls5:00 Free time supervised by faculty6:00 Dinner7:30 Evening program: Individual group debrief8:00 Student run campfire with naturalist support9:00 Students released to faculty9:30 In tents10:00 Camp quiet hours
  29. 29. (Day four)5:30 Shower time for students7:00 Tent take down demo / Break down camp8:00 Breakfast (all gear packed prior) Pack sack lunch for bus8:45 Camp trash sweep9:00 School departs
  30. 30. A great adventure forthe group… And the individual.
  31. 31. Let children walk with Nature,let them see the beautifulblendings and communions ofdeath and life, their joyousinseparable unity, as taught inwoods and meadows, plains andmountains and streams of ourblessed star. …Muir
  32. 32. Ask about… Medications, Allergies, and Special Dietary Needs
  33. 33. Equipment RemindersFollow your equipment list.Pack together. Adult and student can doublecheck the contents of the gear bag.All clothing should fit in a medium size duffle.A day pack is essential to move about the programwith water, some food, extra layers of clothing,and personal incidentals.Utensil Kit that may be reused for each meal anda cup that can handle hot & cold liquids.
  34. 34. Rain gear is a must. (water-proof shell) RainPonchos are fine.Comfortable closed toed shoes are required.Light weight hikers or tennis shoes with a fewpairs of good outdoor socks (non-cotton).A good water bottle (quart or liter).The proper sleeping bag (check your equipmentlist for specifics).Ground pad. Ensolite pads are much cheaperthan thermarest types and work just as well.
  35. 35. Plastic bag protection. A half dozen, 2 gallonstorage ziplocks are good for protectingclothing in a gear bag from moisture. Along witha couple hefty 15 to 30 gallon bags to line yourgear bag and sleeping bag (& daypack).Don’t send gear that you could not afford lostor broken (expensive cameras, cell phones, andother electronics). A handy disposable camerawould be just fine.Follow your equipment list, ask questions,borrow from friends.
  36. 36. For more information check us out at …
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