Bookended in travel by plane, van, and ferry rides, Mountain Shadows’ Elementary II class returned Friday from their weeklong exploration of Catalina’s Environmental Leadership Program (CELP). There, students studied sustainable living, gardening, composting, art through nature, adaptable strategies, astrology, native and endemic species, and enjoyed snorkeling, coastal exploration, sea kayaking, hiking, the night skies, high ropes courses, and campfires!

Both day and nighttime snorkel trips exposed these students from a land-locked state to spiny lobsters, bay and round rays, garibaldi fish, and wavy turban snails.

Free time on the beach allowed them to explore and create art sculptures in the sand.  Planets and constellations without the distraction of city lights provided the ultimate stargazing experience.

Under it all were opportunities for leadership and mentorship while challenging themselves and others.

Both day and nighttime snorkel trips exposed these students from a land-locked state to spiny lobsters, bay and round rays, garibaldi fish, wavy turban snails.

Free time on the beach allowed them to explore and create art sculptures in the sand. Planets and constellations without the distraction of city lights provided the ultimate stargazing experience.

During it all were opportunities for leadership and mentorship while challenging themselves and others.

A Week at Catalina

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