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Southern California 2024

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The Urban Ecology Center is headed to Southern California this winter!

We are excited to offer an eco-travel expedition to explore the unique biodiversity and cultural history of Southern California. As winter turns to spring, we’ll search for wildflowers, watch for migrating whales, and experience life in the intertidal zone.1southern california

First, we’ll explore the world’s largest urban national park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. We’ll start on the western end of the park and make our way east towards the city of Los Angeles, learning about urban wildlife, culture, and history of the area.

Then, we’ll spend a day at Channel Islands National Park, watching for migrating Gray Whales on our boat ride out to the Islands. We’ll spend the day learning about this unique ecosystem and hopefully catch a glimpse of an island endemic, the Channel Islands Fox. IMG 20170413 110432

Finally, we’ll head up the coast to explore Santa Barbara. We’ll tide pool, observe Snowy Plovers, see the overwintering grounds of Monarch butterflies, and more! 





February 28 - March 5 (7 days, 6 nights)


Double occupancy = $2260 per person
Single occupancy = $2980 per person
This fee includes all meals, local transportation, and activities.  It does not include airfare to Los Angeles.

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