Learn Survival 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 skills necessary to survive without it. This course allows students 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.
Taught in two seven 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: $250 /Drop-in $40.00
(minimum 6 students / maximum 12 students)
Recommended Survival Kit: $50
Instructors: Owen Franco and Cody Martin
Session One - January 23rd to March 13th (No class on February 20th due to holiday)
Session Two - March 20, 2017 to May 8th (No class April 10th due to spring break)
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.
NOTE: First class of each session will be at our Marine Innovation Hub at SEA Lab - 1021 North Harbor Drive Redondo Beach, CA 90277