The Live Hike is a 30-minute live, interactive education program that connects students with national park rangers to learn about the natural and cultural resources found on these remote California islands.
Classes can remotely join these programs via the Internet and video conferencing or participate at the park's mainland visitor center in Ventura, California.
What's in Your Backpack, Park Ranger? (Grade 2)
Learn about the diversity of National Park Service (NPS) ranger jobs and how they contribute to the NPS mission of protecting and preserving our national parks. The program is especially designed for students reading Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett.
Chumash on the Channel Islands (Grades 3 to 4)
Early American Indians had the same basic needs that we have today, yet provided for them in very different ways. Students learn how humans use the natural resources around them to provide their basic needs. A program goal is for students to develop an appreciation and stewardship of the Chumash culture on the park islands while learning about their own connections to the past.
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Grades 4 to 6)
This program incorporates references in the book Island of the Blue Dolphins to actual cultural and natural resources on the Channel Islands and sets the book's story into a larger context of missionization and decline of the California American Indian culture.
Island Isolation (Grades 5 to high school)
Find out how isolation has influenced plants and animals communities on Anacapa Island, about some of the threats and changes that have occurred, and how we can work together to help restore the natural balance of this island ecosystem.
Specialized Programs (All Grades)
Channel Islands Live can often accommodate specific requests for education program topics not listed above. Contact the park Education Coordinator to explore what options may be available.