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EDUCATION The Catalina Island Conservancy has a 30-year history of providing educationalprogramsforCatalinasvisitorsfamiliesstudentsbusinesses and the community at large. Our educational programs tell the story of the Islands biodiversity from foxes to rare seabirds to native grasses to the Islands geology. Our classrooms might be in our interpretive Nature Center or on a remote sandy beach. In 2014 the Conservancy formally rolled out its NatureWorks program. Developed in partnership with Long Beach Unified School Districts Avalon School NatureWorks provides nature-based Science Technology Engineering Mathematics STEM education through which students develop an understanding and appreciation for the natural and cultural resources on the Island. Of the K-12 students who participated in 2014 69 were considered socio-economically disadvantaged. Through the Conservancys programs these students have a unique opportunity to consider becoming future stewards for not only the Island but for the whole of our natural world. Programs within NatureWorks include the Rose Ellen Gardner Internship REGI Summer Naturalists Island Scholars and our community family programs Families in Nature Kids in Nature and the Naturalist Training Program. NatureWorks is evolving to be a life-long learning experience serving as a model for other school districts and conservation organizations. Additional outreach continued at the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden WMBG and the Avalon and Airport in the Sky Nature Centers. Visitation to all three facilities increased in 2014 allowing both residents and guests to experience and more deeply understand the myriad of geological biological and environmental facets of Catalina Island. 11372 Instruction Hours Provided 46991 WMBG Visits 2297 Mobile Nature Station Visits 3857 Student Interactions 30912 Nature Center Visits Avalon 325207 Social Media Reach Facebook 203 Families In Nature Participants 45371 Nature Center Visits Airport 454 Island Naturalist Participants 5