Santa Cruz Island Trip
Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
- Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Instructor: Steve Junak & Chuck Rennie
Location: Santa Cruz Island
4 days, 3 nights
Celebrate spring on the largest and most diverse of the California Channel Islands. At over 96 square miles, the island is home to more than 600 plant species, eight of which are only found on Santa Cruz. Explore this unique environment with botanist and storyteller Steve Junak as he shares his expertise on the ‘Galapagos Islands’ of California.
- Venture out daily on foot or in four-wheel drive vehicles to explore pine forests, wooded canyons, coastal headlands, desert beaches, and isolated coves.
- Learn the rich cultural history of the native Chumash habitation and the more recent ranching that took place on the island.
- Stay at the University of California Field station in the Central Valley of Santa Cruz
- Breakfast and lunch prepared by our staff, food provided for sack lunches. Beer and wine included.
Space is limited. Reserve your place today.
NOTE: Participants should be in good physical condition with good balance.
Participants should bring:
- Sturdy hiking shoes
- Layered clothing
- Hiking Poles
Steve Junak, the Garden's Herbarium Curator emeritus, is an active researcher and expert on the flora of the California and Baja California islands. He holds an M.A. in botany, has led field trips for more than 25 years, and has co-authored several books on the Channel Islands.