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Adventures Online: The Miracle of California’s Animal Migrations

Each year, elephant seals, birds, whales and butterflies converge on California’s Central Coast. Fascinating lectures and virtual field trips introduce you to these hardy voyagers.
Program No. 24229RJ
Length
3 days
Starts at
349
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Miracle of California’s Animal Migrations

Each year, elephant seals, birds, whales and butterflies converge on California’s Central Coast. Fascinating lectures and virtual field trips introduce you to these hardy voyagers.
Length
3 days
Starts at
349
Program No. 24229 RJ
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Online Program
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Accommodation Details
Learn from the comfort of your own home.

At a Glance

With most of the world’s human beings grounded and staying close to home these days, now is the perfect time to discover the miraculous animal migrations that are still taking place along California’s stunning Central Coast. Three to four weeks each year, migrating elephant seals, birds, whales and butterflies converge during their annual pilgrimage. Join expert naturalist and environmental leader Chris Cameron and other experts for three breathtaking days of virtual field trips and engaging lectures that introduce you to these extraordinary voyagers—all from the comfort of your home.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Become entranced by the gargles, grunts, squeals and trumpeting of the elephant seals as you observe them with our mammals expert.
  • Learn why birds migrate, where they’re going, and how they manage these incredible flights.
  • View hundreds of monarchs at the “Butterfly Trees” and learn the dos and don’ts of growing monarchs.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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Chris Cameron
Chris is the Executive Director of Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, California. A naturalist at heart, Chris is a regular workshop leader for the Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE). As a consultant, Chris helped establish the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network. This state-wide communication network provides teachers with resources needed to increase the environmental literacy of California students. He has a passion for mentoring staff and is dedicated to developing in students a love for inquiry and nature.

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

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Shannon Harmon View biography
Over the course of Shannon Harmon’s distinguished career, she worked as a guide, interpreter, and supervisor in California State Parks for 40 years as well as a Ranger Interpreter with the Bureau of Land Management and a California high school teacher. She’s been a Lewis and Clark enthusiast since high school, and her hobbies include singing, drawing, painting, photography, sewing and traveling.
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Chris Cameron View biography
Chris is the Executive Director of Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, California. A naturalist at heart, Chris is a regular workshop leader for the Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE). As a consultant, Chris helped establish the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network. This state-wide communication network provides teachers with resources needed to increase the environmental literacy of California students. He has a passion for mentoring staff and is dedicated to developing in students a love for inquiry and nature.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Field Guide to the Gray Whale
by Oceanic Society
Elephant Seals
by Carole & Phil Adams





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