outdoor ed

Outdoor Education Fitness

Spring Term (February – May)

Exploring the wilderness of Southern California,  this spring fitness option combines backpacking, rock-climbing, and wilderness survival skills in order to prepare students for a multi-day trip in the backcountry.  Students will increase cardiovascular fitness while also developing greater strength and agility. Wilderness survival skills and trip planning experience will increase student confidence as they prepare to embark on each outdoor adventure.


  • Successful completion of a baseline fitness test (TBD by instructor)

  • One pair of rock climbing shoes (trip to REI for shoe purchase at the beginning of the course is provided)

Outdoor Ed News

California Wilderness for School Outdoor Ed Program

Last weekend the outdoor education program went out for their first overnight trip of the season tothe Sespe Wilderness.
Biology students look for fish in aquarium

Something Fishy in Biology Class

Last week, biology students received a shipment of tiny Rainbow Trout eggs from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife This week, tiny baby trout can be spotted nestled into the gravel at the bottom of the classroom aquarium.
student on Anacapa Island

Exploring & Restoring Anacapa Island

15 students and two faculty members worked with biologists from CIES to plant 1,100 native plants on one of the island's more sensitive slopes and seabird habitats.