Island Ecology


There are several trails within our canyons that are perfect for all ages and skills.  Students will see, touch, smell, and possibly taste a variety of plants on the island.  Typical hikes cover the subjects of edible and useful plants, geology, feral animals and scatology.  Students will explore methods of colonization by plants and animals, why islands are unique and learn of the Native Islanders history here on Santa Catalina and the Channel Islands. Depending on your students’ abilities two hike options are available.

Terrestrial Ecology Hike – An aggressive hike used to explore the island’s ecosystems, its geological formation, history, as well as its flora and fauna.  Incorporated into the hike are many games and activities used as learning tools.

Mini Ecology Hike/Low Ropes Initiatives/Climbing Wall – A shorter and modified aggressive hike to explore the vistas of Fox Landing. Combined with team building initiatives on the low ropes course, as well as the climbing wall, this is a good option for schools looking for student bonding.