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Summer Naturalist Program Returning This Summer!
We hope you are busy planning your next visit to Catalina Island’s 48,000 acres of protected wildlands! The Island’s interior is accessible for all to explore and we are happy to offer many programs to enrich the Catalina Island experience for visitors and residents - one being the Summer Naturalist Program!

Who are the Summer Naturalists? Working under our education department, the Summer Naturalists are on the front line of communication and outreach between the public and the Conservancy, providing all the information and tools needed to enjoy Catalina’s natural beauty and learn about its unique history, ecosystem and wildlife. All Summer Naturalists undergo an intensive two weeks of “everything Catalina” training prepping them for their work ahead. We even have some individuals returning who worked with us last year!

What do the Summer Naturalists offer? Summer Naturalists share information about the unique history of Catalina Island and highlight its importance. They display unique artifacts, offer guides and answer all questions you may have. Staff at both locations offer kids activities, guided hikes and other planned programming such as the Catalina Island Conservancy’s brand new Junior Ranger Program!

Where can I find the Summer Naturalists? The Summer Naturalists are stationed at two locations from June 29 to September 3: Wrigley Memorial Botanic Garden and Two Harbors. The team manages the Naturalist booth at the Garden Fridays to Tuesdays. The Mobile Nature Center in Two Harbors will be staffed seven days a week – an increase from just weekends in previous years!

We hope the Summer Naturalists add value to your Catalina Island adventures and have you excited about the Conservancy’s mission: to practice responsible stewardship of the land through a balance of conservation, education and recreation!

California Invasive Species Action Week
Invasive species are the cause of the majority of all recorded extinctions that have occurred on islands. So what are invasive species and how do they harm ecosystems?
Volunteer at the Ackerman Native Plant Nursery
Join us every Thursday year-round from 7:30am – 12:00pm. Typical projects include seed germination, seed collection, plant propagation, weeding, light construction, and nursery maintenance. To sign up,
email us or call
310-510-2595 Ext. 112
Great White Sharks: Lecture Series
We are partnering with the Catalina Island Museum to present Dr. Lowe who will teach us about the reality of Great White Sharks in Southern California. Learn more!