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 hold advancedcertifications such as Wildern...
The Lower Colorado River isright over   here
BetweenBlythe And Yuma
Trips often beginhere atWalter’s     And Camp       finish           here at           Martinez            Lake
Upon arrival…set up camp     Upon your arrival…
Get Sheltered…
4 person tent with 2-3 students per tent
Everybodyget’s tohelp withcampchores
Meals are                                  wholesome                               affairs providing                      ...
Allergies and Special Food Needs   Program meals offer vegetarian food options.   For those with specific needs due to a...
AND…
Get Paddlin’!
Paddle School will introduce the basictechniques for safe, comfortablecontrol of the two person canoe thatis used througho...
And day two begins…
Breaking camp and…
prepping boats
Help to carrythegroup gear
And what might beseen while on this trip?
Visit Draperand Adobelakes…
Steam boat era is long gone…But not forgotten…
The Colorado’s 2-3 mile perhour current will move usaround each bend with newthings to discover
Andthe day isday is spenton waterAnd    not all not all spent on the              water
Take a Break
Sandbars provide great opportunityto stretch legs and…
Play!
Hike to…           Drapers Cabin
Revisitthepastat…
“RAFT UP”For lunch, a natural historylesson, or for just a chance torelax and take a dip
And a few other optional activities…           Animal Tracking                     Map & Compass                       Ori...
Creativity               Relaxation & StretchingFun Games
And after a full daypaddle, watch the colorschange at Sunset Rock
Or enjoy a sunrise hike and the     view from overhead!
RELAX…with friends
And later…
Try anightpaddle!
Enjoy a          campfire…
TakeA night walk…
Or study the night sky
This ribbon of life flows through the driest desert in North America. The     colorful history of the miners,  ranchers an...
So.. JOIN US…
ON THECOLORADO  RIVER
LOWERCOLORADORIVER TRIP
A Typical Day7:30 Breakfast9:00 Everybody hits the river by paddle group,with a mid-morning stop and short hike toLonesome...
Equipment RemindersFollow your equipment list.Pack together. Adult and student candouble check the contents of the gear ba...
Utensil Kit that may be reused for each mealand a cup that can handle hot & cold liquids.Rain gear is a must. (water-proof...
A good water bottle or two (quart or liter).The proper sleeping bag (check your equipmentlist for specifics).Ground pad. E...
Don’t send gear that you could notafford lost or broken (expensivecameras, cell phones, and otherelectronics). A handy dis...
Allergies,Medications, andSpecial Dietary    Needs
For more information check us out at …
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large
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Lower Colorado River: Naturalists at Large

  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 hold advancedcertifications such as Wilderness EmergencyMedical Training, Wilderness First Responders andWilderness Advanced First Aid.RESPONSE TIMES: for Emergency ServicesAmbulance: One hour by road give or takedepending on whether the call comes from PaloVerde, Walter’s or Picacho.Medivac Helicopter: 20 minutes to two hours.Law Enforcement: Walter’s 30 minutes to onehour, Picacho minutes from State ranger (on site).
  10. 10. The Lower Colorado River isright over here
  11. 11. BetweenBlythe And Yuma
  12. 12. Trips often beginhere atWalter’s And Camp finish here at Martinez Lake
  13. 13. Upon arrival…set up camp Upon your arrival…
  14. 14. Get Sheltered…
  15. 15. 4 person tent with 2-3 students per tent
  16. 16. Everybodyget’s tohelp withcampchores
  17. 17. Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for activeThere’s a variety of menu participantsoptions from which to choose
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. AND…
  20. 20. Get Paddlin’!
  21. 21. Paddle School will introduce the basictechniques for safe, comfortablecontrol of the two person canoe thatis used throughout the trip.
  22. 22. And day two begins…
  23. 23. Breaking camp and…
  24. 24. prepping boats
  25. 25. Help to carrythegroup gear
  26. 26. And what might beseen while on this trip?
  27. 27. Visit Draperand Adobelakes…
  28. 28. Steam boat era is long gone…But not forgotten…
  29. 29. The Colorado’s 2-3 mile perhour current will move usaround each bend with newthings to discover
  30. 30. Andthe day isday is spenton waterAnd not all not all spent on the water
  31. 31. Take a Break
  32. 32. Sandbars provide great opportunityto stretch legs and…
  33. 33. Play!
  34. 34. Hike to… Drapers Cabin
  35. 35. Revisitthepastat…
  36. 36. “RAFT UP”For lunch, a natural historylesson, or for just a chance torelax and take a dip
  37. 37. And a few other optional activities… Animal Tracking Map & Compass Orienteering Journal & Reflective Activity
  38. 38. Creativity Relaxation & StretchingFun Games
  39. 39. And after a full daypaddle, watch the colorschange at Sunset Rock
  40. 40. Or enjoy a sunrise hike and the view from overhead!
  41. 41. RELAX…with friends
  42. 42. And later…
  43. 43. Try anightpaddle!
  44. 44. Enjoy a campfire…
  45. 45. TakeA night walk…
  46. 46. Or study the night sky
  47. 47. This ribbon of life flows through the driest desert in North America. The colorful history of the miners, ranchers and people who lived alongthe river, is an exciting aspect of this trip. Arid lands and water transfer systems are part of the American west. By the end of the trip allstudents will be competent in the art of handling a two-person canoe.
  48. 48. So.. JOIN US…
  49. 49. ON THECOLORADO RIVER
  50. 50. LOWERCOLORADORIVER TRIP
  51. 51. A Typical Day7:30 Breakfast9:00 Everybody hits the river by paddle group,with a mid-morning stop and short hike toLonesome’s Last Stand for Journal Activity.12:00 Lunch by groups1:00 On river with paddle into Draper’s Lake andgroup float with water policy discussion4:30 Arrive at outpost and set camp6:00 Dinner7:30 Evening Program:Night walk and star study9:00 Students released to faculty
  52. 52. Equipment RemindersFollow your equipment list.Pack together. Adult and student candouble check the contents of the gear bag.All clothing should fit in a medium sizeduffle.A day pack is essential to move about theprogram with water, some food, extralayers of clothing, and personal incidentals.
  53. 53. Utensil Kit that may be reused for each mealand a cup that can handle hot & cold liquids.Rain gear is a must. (water-proof shell) RainPonchos are fine.Comfortable closed toed shoes are required.Light weight hikers or tennis shoes with afew pairs of good outdoor socks (non-cotton).Water Shoes, either outdoor sandals withheal strap or aqua socks.
  54. 54. A good water bottle or two (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.Plastic bag protection. A half dozen, 2 gallonstorage ziplocks are good for protectingclothing in a gear bag from moisture. Alongwith a couple hefty 15 to 30 gallon bags to lineyour gear bag and sleeping bag (& daypack).
  55. 55. Don’t send gear that you could notafford lost or broken (expensivecameras, cell phones, and otherelectronics). A handy disposable camerawould be just fine.Follow your equipment list, ask questions,borrow from friends.
  56. 56. Allergies,Medications, andSpecial Dietary Needs
  57. 57. For more information check us out at …

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