Click through the "Regions" section of our website to find the site that best suits your needs. Over the years Naturalists at Large has provided tens of thousands quality outdoor programs at over 100 different sites since 1985. Our programs include rock climbing trips to Joshua Tree, hiking trips in Yosemite, marine biology trips to Catalina Island, and so much more!
Looking for something different? Our trips are completely customizable. Give us a call, let us know what you are looking for, and we will work with you to find that perfect site (even if it's one we don't currently use). We'll scout it out, send you a sample schedule, and create a program that we can all be proud of!
Mountains — Perfect outdoor classrooms in a variety of environments. Our outdoor learning sites and lodge-based programs take advantage of unique mountain locations.
"Climb the mountains and get their glad tidings. Nature's peace will fill your soul like sunlight to trees on a clear mountain breeze." John Muir.
Deserts — California's deserts offer a wealth of outdoor educational opportunities. Our naturalists help your students discover the uniqueness of the Mojave, Sonoran or Great Basin deserts. We can establish a desert outdoor learning center for you at any time of the year.
"To say nothing is out here is incorrect..." William Least-Heat Moon.
Seashores — Experience the shores of the Pacific Ocean from the Mexican border to Mendocino County. Explore beaches and tide-pools.
"...to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." Sir Issac Newton.
Naturalists at Large is a leading outdoor and environmental education group in California. Since 1985, we have provided outdoor education programs for tens of thousands of students from over two hundred schools, offering custom client designed trips, flexible dates and locations, commitment to safety and comfort in the outdoors, the wonder of nature and the importance of outdoor and experiential education.