Public Closures on Anacapa Island
Certain trails are temporarily closed on Anacapa Island to all public entry for the protection of breeding western gulls. 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 and western gulls. More »
San Miguel Island Closure
In the interest of public safety, the U.S. Navy is closing San Miguel Island until further notice due to recent concerns of possible unexploded ordnance. More »
Ranger-Led Programs in Your Classroom
The programs below are aligned to state and national content standards. Many address California's Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI). Content standard alignments are available upon request.
Unless otherwise noted, they are one hour in length.
There is no charge for these programs. They are available to schools and other organized groups in Ventura and southern Santa Barbara counties.
Reservations are required. Contact the park education coordinator by phone at 805-658-5735 or by email at Education Coordinator.
Pinniped Fashion Show
A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger
Home Sweet Home
Not a Store in Sight
Way Cool Whales
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Did You Know?
The endemic island deer mouse is the only native terrestrial mammal common to all the Channel Islands and is larger than mainland deer mice. Densities of deer mice on the islands can be greater than anywhere else in the world. This makes you happy if you're an owl, but not if you're a camper.