CONSERVANCY EVENTS
 

The Catalina Island Conservancy hosts events both on the Island and the Mainland for Catalina Island enthusiasts as well as Conservancy supporters, members and donors.  Our Annual Conservancy Ball taking place at the Casino in Avalon, and the Annual Art Show taking place in Newport Beach are the Conservancy's two biggest fundraisers.  The Conservancy also hosts various Member events and hikes, as well as Education events including our Last Friday Lecture Series and Naturalist Trainings.

The Conservancy is also fortunate to partner with organizations on events throughout the year that support the Island and the Conservancy's work.  See our event calendar below for more information on our partnerships, Island races and more opportunties to explore and celebrate the Island.

Wednesday, January 8- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Naturalist Training at the Conservancy Nature Center in Avalon
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Free 2-hour classrom-based overview of the natural and cultural history of the Island. This course highlights why Islands are important through the stories of Catalina Island.  Attendees will learn about Catalina's geologic formation, unique species, cultural history and current land management.

Sunday, January 26 - CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Naturalist Training at REI in Huntington Beach
Instruction by the Conservancy in Partnership with REI
REI Huntington Beach 

Free 2-hour classrom-based overview of the natural and cultural history of the Island. This course highlights why Islands are important through the stories of Catalina Island. Attendees will learn about Catalina's geologic formation, unique species, cultural history and current land management.

Wednesday, January 29- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Level 2 Naturalist Training 
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Excursion Departs from Trailhead Visitor Center
An all-day excursion into the wildlands of Catalina that expands on the Level 1 training.  This training runs from 8:00 a.m.-3:00p.m., departing from and returning to the Conservancy's Trailhead visitor center in Avalon.  Click to register.

Friday, January 31- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Last Friday Lecture at the Trailhead
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Join guest experts every last Friday of the month at the Trailhead visitor center to learn more about the wonder of Catalina's unique natural history.

 
Wednesday, February 12- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Naturalist Training at the Conservancy Nature Center in Avalon
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Free 2-hour classrom-based overview of the natural and cultural history of the Island. This course highlights why Islands are important through the stories of Catalina Island.  Attendees will learn about Catalina's geologic formation, unique species, cultural history and current land management.

Saturday, February 15-
CONSERVANCY MEMBER EVENT
Photography Member Hike at Sunset
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Avalon and Beyond
Enjoy a guided hike through the wildlands, while learning tips from Catalina's own Ernie Rodriguez, professional Nature Photographer. Grab your friends or your special someone for this special hike on February 15th, which culminates at the back side of the Island at sunset. 

Wednesday, February 26- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Level 2 Naturalist Training
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Excursion Departs from Trailhead Visitor Center

An all-day excursion into the wildlands of Catalina that expands on the Level 1 training. This training runs from 8:00 a.m.-3:00p.m., departing from and returning to the Conservancy's Trailhead visitor center in Avalon. Click to register.

Friday, February 28- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Last Friday Lecture at the Nature Center at Avalon Canyon (please note location for this month)
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Join guest experts every last Friday of the month at the Trailhead visitor center to learn more about the wonder of Catalina's unique natural history

Wednesday, March 11- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Naturalist Training at the Conservancy Nature Center in Avalon
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Free 2-hour classrom-based overview of the natural and cultural history of the Island. This course highlights why Islands are important through the stories of Catalina Island.  Attendees will learn about Catalina's geologic formation, unique species, cultural history and current land management.

Saturday, March 14- RUN CATALINA EVENT
Catalina Island Marathon
Produced by Run Catalina (Conservancy Partner)
Avalon and Beyond

The Catalina Island Marathon is California’s Oldest Trail Race. This "bucket list' marathon features the exciting and historic marathon course used largely since the first year on the Catalina Island Conservancy’s lands. Starting in Two Harbors and finishing in Avalon, its spectacular vistas, wildlife, and challenging climbs have been enjoyed by thousands of runners over the years. 

Friday & Sat., March 20-21 - CONSERVANCY MEMBER EVENT
Thad and BZ Jones Hikes
Hosted by the Conservancy Marineros
Avalon and Beyond
Join the Catalina Marineros for two great hikes on March 20 and 21, 2020. Honoring brothers Thad and Graham "BZ" Jones, the late world-class sailors and dedicated Conservancy supporters, the two-day Thad Jones Trans-Catalina hike or the one-day BZ Jones Cross-Catalina hike will explore the Island's gorgeous terrain for a weekend of exploration, mixing and mingling.

Wednesday, March 25- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Level 2 Naturalist Training
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Excursion Departs from Trailhead Visitor Center

An all-day excursion into the wildlands of Catalina that expands on the Level 1 training. This training runs from 8:00 a.m.-3:00p.m., departing from and returning to the Conservancy's Trailhead visitor center in Avalon. Click to register.

Friday, March 27- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Last Friday Lecture at the Trailhead
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy

Join guest experts every last Friday of the month at the Trailhead visitor center to learn more about the wonder of Catalina's unique natural history.

Wednesday, April 8- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Naturalist Training at the Conservancy Nature Center in Avalon
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Free 2-hour classrom-based overview of the natural and cultural history of the Island. This course highlights why Islands are important through the stories of Catalina Island. Attendees will learn about Catalina's geologic formation, unique species, cultural history and current land management.

Friday, April 24- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Last Friday Lecture at the Nature Center at Avalon Canyon (please note location for this month)
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy

Join guest experts every last Friday of the month at the Trailhead visitor center to learn more about the wonder of Catalina's unique natural history.

Saturday, April 25- CONSERVANCY SPECIAL EVENT
25th Annual Catalina Island Conservancy Ball
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Casino Ballroom, Avalon, CA
Join us for the 25th Annual Catalina Island Conservancy Ball. Over the past 24 years, we have raised more than $6.5 million for the Conservancy’s conservation, education and recreation programs through your support of the annual Conservancy Ball, one of the great events on Catalina Island. Sponsorships will go on sale November 1, 2019 and single tickets will go on sale February 1, 2020!

Wednesday, April 29- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Level 2 Naturalist Training
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy

Excursion Departs from Trailhead Visitor Center
An all-day excursion into the wildlands of Catalina that expands on the Level 1 training. This training runs from 8:00 a.m.-3:00p.m., departing from and returning to the Conservancy's Trailhead visitor center in Avalon. Click to register.

Wednesday, May 13- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Naturalist Training at the Conservancy Nature Center in Avalon
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Free 2-hour classrom-based overview of the natural and cultural history of the Island. This course highlights why Islands are important through the stories of Catalina Island. Attendees will learn about Catalina's geologic formation, unique species, cultural history and current land management.

Wednesday, May 27- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Level 2 Naturalist Training
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Excursion Departs from Trailhead Visitor Center

An all-day excursion into the wildlands of Catalina that expands on the Level 1 training. This training runs from 8:00 a.m.-3:00p.m., departing from and returning to the Conservancy's Trailhead visitor center in Avalon. Click to register.

Friday, May 29- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Last Friday Lecture at the Trailhead
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy

Join guest experts every last Friday of the month at the Trailhead visitor center to learn more about the wonder of Catalina's unique natural history.

Wednesday, June 10- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Naturalist Training at the Conservancy Nature Center in Avalon
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Free 2-hour classrom-based overview of the natural and cultural history of the Island. This course highlights why Islands are important through the stories of Catalina Island. Attendees will learn about Catalina's geologic formation, unique species, cultural history and current land management.

Saturday, June 20- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Naturalist Training at REI in Tustin
Instruction by the Conservancy in Partnership with REI
REI Tustin 

Free 2-hour classrom-based overview of the natural and cultural history of the Island. This course highlights why Islands are important through the stories of Catalina Island. Attendees will learn about Catalina's geologic formation, unique species, cultural history and current land management.

Wednesday, June 24- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Level 2 Naturalist Training
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy
Excursion Departs from Trailhead Visitor Center

An all-day excursion into the wildlands of Catalina that expands on the Level 1 training. This training runs from 8:00 a.m.-3:00p.m., departing from and returning to the Conservancy's Trailhead visitor center in Avalon. Click to register.

Friday, June 26- CONSERVANCY EDUCATION EVENT
Last Friday Lecture at the Trailhead
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy

Join guest experts every last Friday of the month at the Trailhead visitor center to learn more about the wonder of Catalina's unique natural history.



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