Channel Islands Live

Brett Seymour, National Park Service

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.

Divers in kelp forest. ©Brett Seymour, National Park Service

Live Broadcasts

Watch programs live from the islands.

Ranger with video camera filming ranger with lighthouse in background. Credit: Staci Kaye-Carr

Archived Programs

Watch previously recorded programs.

Kids watching diver on screen.

Distance Learning

Schedule your class for a FREE program.

Ranger with boy on beach looking at sea shell.

Program Descriptions

Learn about the live programs.

Adult eagles in nest with chick.


View our webcams from the islands.

Staff installing solar panels for bald eagle webcam.


Learn about the partners that make Channel Islands Live possible.

Diver pointing to kelp forest holdfast. ©Brett Seymour, National Park Service

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Park rangers filming program. Credit: Staci Kaye-Carr

How It Works

Learn about the technology behind the programs.


Media Packet

Download detailed information on Channel Islands Live.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001


(805) 658-5730

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