Adult Learning

Naturalist Training Programs

A Naturalist is an informed environmental steward that approaches the natural world with care and curiosity. Become a Catalina caretaker by strengthening your knowledge of the natural history of the Island.

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Last Friday Lecture Series

Join guest experts every last Friday of the month to learn more about the wonders of Catalina’s unique natural history. You do not need to register or RSVP to attend in-person at the Conservancy’s Trailhead Visitor Center in the second-floor gallery.

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Community Science & Engagement

The Education Department regularly schedules field excursions and other ways to learn more about Catalina ecology. You can even participate in collecting data about the plants and animals that call it home. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities!

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floral coastal view of catalina island

Conservancy Member Book Club

The Conservancy Member Book Club features contemporary environmental scientists and naturalists, with a mix of foundational texts from the literary giants that walked the road before us.
Hour-long discussions occur at 5:30pm the last Wednesday of the featured month.

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