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FAMILIES IN NATURE
 

Families in Nature makes it possible for parents and their children to have an enriched experience in Catalina's wildlands. This opportunity is particularly valuable to our community since automobile ownership is restricted on Catalina and access to the Island's wild areas requires access to a vehicle. The program is offered free to Catalina residents and is operated once a month, September to April. Members of the Conservancy's education staff lead each trip, which may include up to 88 participants.

Families in Nature destinations have included Little Harbor, Haypress Recreation Area, Middle Ranch,The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, and Black Jack campgrounds. During trips, island residents delight in their time outdoors and many report that they are seeing Catalina's wild areas for the first time. 

Depending on the location, opportunities for hiking, swimming, and exploring are available to islanders before and after the informal potluck BBQ. Each attendee is encouraged to bring a food or drink item to share. 

Families in Nature 2015/2016 Schedule
  • Sunday, September 20th at Shark Harbor (10am-4pm)
  • Saturday, October 3rd at the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden (10am-2pm)
  • Wednesday, November 11th at the Haypress Recreation Area (11am-3pm)
  • Saturday, December 19th at Black Jack Campgrounds (10am-4pm)
  • Satuday, January 23th at the Airport in the Sky (10am-4pm)
  • Saturday, February 20th at the Ackerman Native Plant Nursery in Middle Ranch (10am-4pm)
  • Wednesday, March 30th at Little Harbor (10am-4pm) 
  • Saturday, April 23th in Two Harbors (9am-4pm)

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Willie Richerson, NatureWorks Program Specialist, at (310) 510-0954 ext 223 or  WRicherson@catalinaconservancy.org


The first Families in Nature, 2008. Here, parents with their children enjoy beautiful Little Harbor Campground.
Photo by Bob Rhein
 

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