for over Twenty Years
Our education programs for over two hundred of California's public and independent schools have introduced thousands of st...
Pygmy Forest of Sonoma Giant Forest of Sequoia Sonoran Desert Colorado River Catalina Island
What does Naturalists at Large do ?
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 Always with one instructor and one adult from your school
Naturalists at Large provides a complete outdoor curriculum for primary through high school level students. We can accommo...
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...
All of our instructors are CPR and First Aid Certified. 80 % of them hold advanced certifications such as Wilderness Emerg...
Whites Landing on Catalina Island
at WHITE'S LANDING catalina Catalina Island White's Landing Avalon
Located twenty six miles from our coast, Catalina is the largest of the southern Channel Islands and is protected by the C...
WELCOME TO WHITES LANDING
Largest Sandy Beach on the island
After a two hour boat ride across the channel…
and off-loading everyone’s gear…
We start with some games
And then it’s time to move in
 
TENT CABIN FOR 8
INDOOR PLUMBING with HOT SHOWERS
Where do you eat ?
NEW DINING FACILITIES
Food Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for active participants There’s a variety of menu options ...
<ul><li>Allergies and Special Food Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Program meals offer vegetarian food options. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Group Challenges
A focus of most all Naturalists at Large programming is the interaction of the individual with the group. The needs of bot...
TRY THE LOW ROPES COURSE
The facilitation of activities, with the emphasis on our interaction with the environment and each other, promotes awarene...
And what’s this?
Get ready to snorkel !
Your turn !
Instructors are  in  and  on  the water
 
We may see a sea cucumber
Clown nudibranchians and anemones
Or a surprisingly shy morey eel
And for the more  adventurous … NIGHT SNORKLE !
Some of our other activities include ocean kayaking
Both individual and group instruction
 
Marine Science and Island Ecology are at the heart of our Catalina Experience
Tide Pooling
 
Miles of Hiking Trails
Enjoy the  views
Or hike over to another cove for Fun and Games
 
Our goal is to provide a comfortable outdoor experience
 
And a few other optional activities… Journal & Reflective Activity Map & Compass Orienteering Animal Tracking
Creativity Relaxation & Stretching Fun Games
 
AND WHEN THE SUN SETS WE ARE NOT DONE
Study the Night Sky
Night Hike
AMPHITHEATRE for CAMPFIRE
Sunrise starts a new day
Santa Catalina Island  is part of the Channel Islands, which are rich in marine and terrestrial life with unique adaptatio...
A Typical Day 7:30 Breakfast   9:00 Groups A and B do journal activities, island ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups C...
Whites Landing on CATALINA ISLAND
Ask about… Medications, Allergies, and Special Dietary Needs
Equipment Reminders Follow your equipment list. Pack together . Adult and student can double check the contents of the gea...
Rain gear is a must. ( water-proof  shell) Rain Ponchos are fine. Comfortable  closed toed shoes  are required. Light weig...
Plastic bag protection . A half dozen, 1 or 2 gallon storage ziplocks are good for protecting clothing in a gear bag from ...
www.natsatlarge.com For more information check us out at …
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Whites Landing Catalina: Naturalists at Large

  1. 1. for over Twenty Years
  2. 2. 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 ?
  3. 3. Pygmy Forest of Sonoma Giant Forest of Sequoia Sonoran Desert Colorado River Catalina Island
  4. 4. What does Naturalists at Large do ?
  5. 5. TEAM BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE OUTDOOR SKILLS Native & Pioneer History Group Retreats
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Trail Group sizes of 9 to 14 students Always with one instructor and one adult from your school
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Our Instructors
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 12. 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.
  12. 13. 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: Baywatch: 12-15 minutes Medivac Helicopter: Varies with vendor...30 minutes on average Law Enforcement: 20 minutes from Avalon
  13. 14. Whites Landing on Catalina Island
  14. 15. at WHITE'S LANDING catalina Catalina Island White's Landing Avalon
  15. 16. Located twenty six miles from our coast, Catalina is the largest of the southern Channel Islands and is protected by the Catalina Island Conservancy
  16. 17. WELCOME TO WHITES LANDING
  17. 18. Largest Sandy Beach on the island
  18. 19. After a two hour boat ride across the channel…
  19. 20. and off-loading everyone’s gear…
  20. 21. We start with some games
  21. 22. And then it’s time to move in
  22. 24. TENT CABIN FOR 8
  23. 25. INDOOR PLUMBING with HOT SHOWERS
  24. 26. Where do you eat ?
  25. 27. NEW DINING FACILITIES
  26. 28. Food Meals are wholesome affairs providing the nutrition needed for active participants There’s a variety of menu options from which to choose
  27. 29. <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>
  28. 30. Group Challenges
  29. 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.
  30. 32. TRY THE LOW ROPES COURSE
  31. 33. 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.
  32. 34. And what’s this?
  33. 35. Get ready to snorkel !
  34. 36. Your turn !
  35. 37. Instructors are in and on the water
  36. 39. We may see a sea cucumber
  37. 40. Clown nudibranchians and anemones
  38. 41. Or a surprisingly shy morey eel
  39. 42. And for the more adventurous … NIGHT SNORKLE !
  40. 43. Some of our other activities include ocean kayaking
  41. 44. Both individual and group instruction
  42. 46. Marine Science and Island Ecology are at the heart of our Catalina Experience
  43. 47. Tide Pooling
  44. 49. Miles of Hiking Trails
  45. 50. Enjoy the views
  46. 51. Or hike over to another cove for Fun and Games
  47. 53. Our goal is to provide a comfortable outdoor experience
  48. 55. And a few other optional activities… Journal & Reflective Activity Map & Compass Orienteering Animal Tracking
  49. 56. Creativity Relaxation & Stretching Fun Games
  50. 58. AND WHEN THE SUN SETS WE ARE NOT DONE
  51. 59. Study the Night Sky
  52. 60. Night Hike
  53. 61. AMPHITHEATRE for CAMPFIRE
  54. 62. Sunrise starts a new day
  55. 63. Santa Catalina Island is part of the Channel Islands, which are rich in marine and terrestrial life with unique adaptations to their diverse ecosystems. Through the use of such activities as snorkeling, kayaking, tide pooling, touch tank lessons and hiking, you will be able to learn about this island environment. Catalina is also rich in human and geologic history that can also be incorporated throughout your visit.
  56. 64. A Typical Day 7:30 Breakfast 9:00 Groups A and B do journal activities, island ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups C and D snorkel / marine biology 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Groups C and D do journal activities, island ecology hike, group initiatives . Groups A and B snorkel / marine biology 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 10:00 Lights Out
  57. 65. Whites Landing on CATALINA ISLAND
  58. 66. Ask about… Medications, Allergies, and Special Dietary Needs
  59. 67. 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.
  60. 68. 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). Watershoes or outdoor sandals with heel strap. A good water bottle (quart or liter). The proper sleeping bag (check your equipment list for specifics). Swimwear & Towel
  61. 69. 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.
  62. 70. www.natsatlarge.com For more information check us out at …

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