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Channel Islands Adventure: Santa Rosa

Saturday, September 10
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Journey with CMA's education staff on an adventure to Santa Rosa Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park.

Hailed by scientists as the "California Galapagos,” trips to the coastal Channel Islands offer impressive glimpses into California’s rich human and natural history in addition to the amazing endemic animal and plant species found nowhere else on earth.

On the boat voyage to the island, we will keep a weathered eye out for pelagic birds, pinnipeds, dolphins and whales. On the island, participants will have the opportunity to follow along on a naturalist led hike (by CMA education staff and CINP volunteers) to observe the diverse coastal habitats, amazing geologic formations, unique animal and plant life, human history and fantastic panoramic views that this exceptional island has to offer. Participants will board a boat in Ventura at 7:30am and return approximately at 6:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Island activities are very strenuous. Moderate physical agility is required of all passengers to climb a short ladder off of the boat to the pier. Once on the island, the hikes will take place on loose sand and gravel along cliffs and canyons with various elevation changes. Please judge your ability and fitness accordingly.

Adventure fee: $100 ($91 for FRIENDS members)
Reservations are required. Please call 310-548-7562.
Be sure to register early, as spaces fill up quickly for this popular excursion.

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