Start: 09/29/2017 End:10/01/2017
Have you always wanted to see wild bison but can’t make it all the way to Wyoming in a weekend? Do you think Hawaii seems cool but flying 2,000 miles over open ocean seems daunting? Want to see bald eagles, island foxes and other rare, amazing wildlife only 47 miles from the center of the second largest city in America?
Yeah me too. And ALL your hopes, dreams and wishes can come true on beautiful Santa Catalina island. Think of how jealous your friends will be when you tell them you spent the weekend on an island.
How could this trip get any better? Two words: community service. That’s right, a portion of the trip will be spent partnering with the USC Wrigley Institute to help with trail building and gardening on the island. Not only will we get to experience everything Catalina has to offer, we will be helping to make it a better place, improving it for future visitors to explore themselves.
We’ll be splitting our time between trail/garden work and all the fun activities Catalina has to offer, including beach naps, short hikes, and *potentially* kayaking + snorkeling. Please keep in mind that this is a community outreach trip, so be prepared to spend time volunteering for the garden/trail work!
Still on the fence? Consider the fact that the Channel Islands (consisting of Catalina and seven other islands) once were home to a species of pygmy mammoth. Better yet: they swam there.
Guides: Erin Rode (firstname.lastname@example.org) + Arthur Johnston (email@example.com)
Meet: Meet 12pm at EVK on Friday
Return: Back at USC by 7pm on Sunday
Cost: Member: $30 Non-Member: $40
What to bring:
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad
- Head lamp
- Mess kit (bowl + fork/spoon/spork)
- Water bottle/bottles
- Swim suit
- Sun protection