14758
California
Channel Islands National Park: Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands
Explore the pristine ecology of Channel Islands National Park, discovering a wealth of unique flora, fauna and geology as you learn the islands’ story from local naturalists.
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Program No. 14758GXT
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,099

At a Glance

Relatively untouched by modern culture, California’s Channel Islands National Park is an oasis of natural splendor, earning the nickname “America’s Galapagos.” Travel by boat and experience two of the five islands that comprise the park — Anacapa, with its steep sea cliffs and lighthouse, and Santa Cruz, the most diverse. Get up close to the rich array of plant life, sea birds, fish and marine mammals — some found nowhere else in the world.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain. Climbing ladder and stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Expert naturalists lead expeditions to two of the islands of Channel Islands National Park.
  • Discover how the islands’ isolation has created a unique ecosystem.
  • Trace the human history from the Chumash Indians, to explorers, fur traders, ranchers and scientists.

General Notes

You may enjoy a three-night version of this program, #9176.
Featured Expert
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Jennifer Perry
Dr. Jennifer E. Perry is an anthropologist who is interested in cross-cultural and long-term perspectives on human-environment interactions. She earned degrees in anthropology and Latin American studies from the University of San Diego. She worked in cultural resources management and was awarded a M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from UC Santa Barbara. Before joining the CSU Channel Islands, she taught at Pomona College for 10 years. At the core of her teaching and research are coastal societies, hunter-gatherer societies, and Native American societies.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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