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Naturalists at Large - Salt point 14

  1. 1. 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… Who do we serve ?
  2. 2. Pygmy Forest of Sonoma Giant Forest of Sequoia Sonoran Desert Colorado River Catalina Island
  3. 3. What does Naturalists at Large do ?
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Trail Group sizes of 9 to 14 students Always with one instructor and one adult from your school
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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: 20 - 45 minutes - closest ambulance is from Gualala, then Guerneville Medivac Helicopter: 20 minutes from Santa Rosa
  10. 10. Where in the world is Salt Point?Where in the world is Salt Point?
  11. 11. SALT POINT
  12. 12. Salt Point is located on Highway One approximately 90 miles north of San Francisco.
  13. 13. Rocky promontories, panoramic views, kelp-dotted coves, and the dramatic sounds of pounding surf; open grasslands, forested hills, pristine prairies, and pygmy forests- you can experience all of these coastal wonders within the park.
  14. 14. WELCOME !
  15. 15. Everyone off the bus!
  16. 16. Bathrooms
  17. 17. Everybody get’s to help with camp chores
  18. 18. Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for active participantsThere’s a variety of menu options from which to choose
  19. 19. 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. 20. So what will we learn ?
  21. 21. Academic AspectAcademic Aspect Identification of tide pool and terrestrialIdentification of tide pool and terrestrial plants and animalsplants and animals Learn about the three plant communitiesLearn about the three plant communities (grassland, forest, and scrubland)(grassland, forest, and scrubland) Study beach formation/degradationStudy beach formation/degradation Learn Native American culture and usesLearn Native American culture and uses of plantsof plants Study Coastal Redwood Forest EcologyStudy Coastal Redwood Forest Ecology
  22. 22. Let’s get ready to hike…
  23. 23. Let’s see what we can find!
  24. 24. Plant Identification
  25. 25. Our naturalists will guide you on your journey to…
  26. 26. Gerstle Cove !
  27. 27. There’s much to discover
  28. 28. What did you find?
  29. 29. A Seastar and some…
  30. 30. FRIENDS !
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. 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.
  33. 33. And a few other optional activities… Journal & Reflective Activity Map & Compass Orienteering Animal Tracking
  34. 34. Creativity Relaxation & Stretching Fun Games
  35. 35. And with the setting of the Sun… The day is not over…
  36. 36. Night Hike
  37. 37. Star studies and the night sky
  38. 38. CAMPFIRE
  39. 39. A great experience for the individual student…
  40. 40. The group…
  41. 41. And the Faculty !
  42. 42. A Typical Day 7:30 Breakfast 9:00 Groups A and B do journal activities, forest ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups C and D hike to Gerstle Cove and tide pools 12:00 Lunch by groups 1:00 Groups C and D do journal activities, forest ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups A and B hike to Gerstle Cove and tide pools 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
  43. 43. SALT POINTSALT POINT Discover It !
  44. 44. Ask about… Allergies, Medications, and Special Dietary Needs
  45. 45. 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. Utensil Kit that may be reused for each meal and a cup that can handle hot & cold liquids.
  46. 46. 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). Ground pad. Ensolite pads are much cheaper than thermarest types and work just as well.
  47. 47. 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.
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