students in the Santa Monica Mountains
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Santa Monica Mountains & Channel Islands

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Rugged mountaintops, fresh saltwater spray, and breathtaking views — only miles from Los Angeles, yet worlds away from the indoor classroom. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the largest urban national park in the country. It’s the park in LA’s backyard with rugged mountains that meet the vast ocean at its base. And just a few miles off it’s coast are The Channel Islands — these other wordly islands are home to some of the most unique species on earth. Here students will discover endless possibilities as they explore a surprising variety of terrains and spark their fascination with how it came to be so unique.

Due to the significant impacts of the Woolsey Fire, spring 2019 programming has been suspended at our Santa Monica Mountains campus. We are working to send affected Southern California students to our Yosemite campus. Updates will be posted as they become available. 

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