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 ?
Pygmy Forest of Sonoma Giant Forest of Sequoia Sonoran Desert Colorado River Catalina Island
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.
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.
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: Under 30 minutes from Grant Grove, up to 2 hours from the valley. Medivac Helicopter: Summer...Under 20 minutes; winter...varies with provider Law Enforcement: 15 minutes
And a first rate dining hall to meet the needs of any participant in an active winter program
Food Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for active participants There’s a variety of menu options from which to choose
<ul><li>Allergies and Special Food Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Program meals offer vegetarian food options. </li></ul><ul><li>For those with specific needs due to allergies or personal reasons, we suggest discussion with your faculty. </li></ul><ul><li>Naturalists at Large can help guide those with special diets to supplement their meals in ways which everyone can most easily manage. </li></ul>
You and your group will be introduced to the beauty of a “Snow Forest” environment.
And you will travel through this magnificent place on these…
A Typical Day 7:30 Breakfast 9:00 Groups A and B do journal activities, snowshoe ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups C and D ski to the warming hut 12:00 Lunch by groups 1:00 Groups C and D do journal activities, snowhoe ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups A and B ski to the warming hut 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
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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.
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).
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.
The key to staying comfortable on a winter trip is LAYERING of NON-COTTON CLOTHING ! & for extra emphasis… Good quality NON-COTTON long underwear, winter gloves, beanie hat. With leashed sunglasses and a water/wind resistant shell jacket or poncho. You’re good to go!
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