Channel Islands Live

Bill Kendig

Live Broadcasts | Schedule | Webcams | Distance Learning

Remote, isolated, rugged, and sometimes inaccessible, the park can be challenging to experience. Now, through advanced technology, Channel Islands Live brings the park to you.

Join rangers as they dive through towering kelp forests and hike dramatic island trails. Explore the Anacapa Light Station. See nesting bald eagles and the region's largest western gull rookery. Learn about this unique island chain, the threats confronting it, and how our national park is protecting and restoring this diverse ecosystem.

Channel Islands Live includes interactive broadcasts where visitors can talk to the rangers and ask questions, curriculum-based presentations for schools, and webcams for monitoring island and underwater features. By bridging the channel through technology we are helping plant the seeds of understanding that can grow into the desire to preserve and protect this extraordinary place.

Park visitors and students can join us for these programs on Anacapa Island, at the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center in Ventura Harbor, in classrooms, and on the Internet.

Click on the links below to learn more.

Live Broadcasts
Watch programs live from the islands.

Archived Programs
Watch previously recorded programs.

Live Dive
Journey under the surface without ever getting wet. Park rangers with special microphone-equipped dive masks and underwater video cameras descend into towering kelp forests and interact with you on this virtual underwater hike. During the Live Dive they will reveal some of the kelp forest's unusual inhabitants, the challenges they face, and how they are protected. More…

Live Hike
Join park rangers and interact with them as they lead virtual hikes to see western gull rookeries, a historic light station, restoration projects in action, and other interesting features of "California's Galapagos." Learn about the challenges presented by isolation to the people and wildlife who have called these islands home. More…

Learn about the partners that make Channel Islands Live possible.

Frequently Asked Questions
All you wanted to know, and more, about Channel Islands Live.

How It Works
Learn about the technology behind the programs.

Media Packet
Download detailed information on Channel Islands Live.

See when the next Channel Islands Live program is scheduled for broadcast.

View our webcams from the islands.

Distance Learning
Learn how Channel Islands Live connects students to the park.

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