Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Storm Damage
Santa Barbara Island is closed to public access due to damage from the recent storms to the pier landing ladder. The closure will be in place until a new ladder can be fabricated and installed. The closure is expected to last over a month. More »
Public Closures on Santa Barbara Island
Certain Santa Barbara Island trails are closed to all public entry to proctect breeding populations of California brown pelicans. More »
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Channel Islands: From Shore to Sea Curriculum
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Channel Islands National Park
The From Shore to Sea curriculum was developed as part of the JASON Project's expedition to the Channel Islands in 2003. The multidisciplinary, standards-based curriculum is aligned with national and state standards in science, math, language arts, and social science for grades 4-9. The curriculum has been certified by the State of California Learning Resource Network.
- Curriculum Units
- Grade level:
- Fourth Grade - Ninth Grade
- American Indian History and Culture, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Climate, Conservation, Environment, Geography, Geology, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Biology
- National/State Standards:
- NS 5–8, A/Science as Inquiry, C/Life Science, F/Science in Personal & Social Perspectives
Did You Know?
The only reptile found on Santa Barbara Island is the endemic and threatened island night lizard. These lizards can live up to 20 years or more, but once established in a territory generally remain within a 3-meter radius their entire life.