Develope 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.

Summer sessions will be taught in three four week sessions. 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.) 

Mondays - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Grade Guidelines - 5th to 8th
Cost: $145 for four weeks / $40.00 drop-in
Recommended Survival Kit: $50 (optional)

Instructors: Owen Franco and Amanda Jones

Spring Session Two - March 20th to May 8th
Drop in to Current Session

Summer Session One - June 5th to June 26th
Summer Session Two - July 10th to July 31st
Summer Session Three - August 7th to August 28th
Register for 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, towel, swimwear, sunscreen, hat, towel, 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.