The deserts of Southern California are known for their stark landscapes of jagged mountains, rolling hills, and seasonal washes. The desert environment is a land of surprising variety and complexity, a land of extreme fragility. Viewed from the roadside, deserts only hint at their hidden life. To the close observer, however, a tiny flower, the lizard's frantic dash, or a bird’s chirp reveals the desert as a place of beauty and life.
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.