Link to Channel Islands National Park Website
Everyone had a very enjoyable and exciting trip! The day was gorgeous and during the boat trip we came across 2 sets of Fin whales - mothers and babies, 3 Humpback whales, and dolphins in the wake of the boat. Once on Santa Cruz Island, the students became part of a very select group of people to visit the island. They learned about the island's fragile environment and 13,000 year history. The group enjoyed a hike where they viewed the wildlife, including the Island Fox and learned about the island's plants, animals and the inhabitants: the Chumash Indians. Some students got to paint themselves with diatomaceous earth, as the Indians once did. A favorite activity was chilling out and listening to the environment, while enjoying the solitude of the island. A wonderful day had by all!