Learn about how the local communities are impacted by the loss of biodiversity

Learn about the impact of government policies and corporation regulations on biodiversity Raise awareness and obtain tangible skills, resources, and services to continue service beyond this trip and in our local communities

Understand why it is important to learn about and work towards protecting our wildlife and their habitats​.

Wildlife Conservation is the Conversation: Preserving Biodiversity Along California’s Coast
  • Site Topic: Wildlife Conservation

  • Location: Monterey, CA with a stop at the Channel Islands

  • Cost: $120 per participant (scholarships available)

  • Dates: Saturday, March 19 - Saturday, March 26

  • Planning to take: 10 Participants

  • Community Partners:

    •  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

    • Del Monte Forest Conservancy

    • Big Sur Land Trust, Save the Whales

    • Save the Redwoods League

    • Channel Islands Marine

    • Wildlife Institute, etc.

  • Transportation: CSC Vans

  • Housing: Camping

  • Site Leaders: Ashley Tang & Emma Butcher

​​*Logistics are tentative and subject to change. 


Hi! Let’s get roadtrippin’! California is considered a biodiversity hotspot--- only one of thirty-three in the world! However, 75% of California’s natural habitat has been destroyed. Monterey is one of the best locations to see California’s biodiversity and conservation efforts in action with one of the largest protected marine sanctuaries in the world as well as over 700 acres of native habitat and forest a few miles away. On our way up to our final destination, Monterey, we will make a stop at the Channel Islands. Islands are some of the most biodiverse places on the planet but are also extinction epicenters. Islands make up 75% of mammal, reptile, amphibian, and bird extinctions combined. While we make our way up the coast, we will be able to see California’s ecosystems which have been lost and those which we have yet to lose. We’re going to take this trip to learn more about how this loss impacts local communities, wildlife, and marine life throughout California as well as how we can help there and within our own local communities.