Develop Skills. Be Resourceful. Think Creatively.

In this day and age it is so easy for one to get out of touch with nature. We have become accustomed and dependent on technology that we have forgotten the skills necessary to survive without it. This course allows students to immerse themselves with nature and learn the skills and techniques necessary to live off our coastal environment. 

Students will learn about the geography of our coastal environment, the indigenous peoples who once lived here and the organisms that inhabit our local waters. Once those fundamental lessons are taught, we will learn skills that will help us to find edible, medicinal, and utilitarian resources from our local land and ocean environments. The bulk of this course will be taught in Palos Verdes, where we will hike along the many trails that lead down into the ocean.

This class can be purchased with an optional survival kit containing course essentials such as a knife, paracord, fishing line, hooks, compass and first aid supplies. (Kit supplies can also be purchased separately.) 

Spring Session - April 5th to May 10th 

Instructors: Cody Martin and Nailah Ford-Burrell

Thursdays - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Grade Guidelines - 5th to 8th
Cost: $215 for six weeks / $35.00 drop-in
Recommended Survival Kit: $50 (optional)

Register for Spring Session Coastal Survivor
Enrollment: minimum 6 students / maximum 12 students
Note: If you will be using a school voucher for class payment you can still register your child using our system.
What to bring/wear: survival kit, outdoor clothes, hiking shoes, sunscreen, hat, water, and snacks. 

Class Location: Classes are contingent based on local weather conditions, tides, and biological activity in/on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Therefore, class locations will be determined one to two days prior to the class via text or email.