Have you ever seen the largest flying bird in North America soar, the California Condor? Harvested an oyster from your kayak? Visited the largest mainland elephant seal rookery in the world? Are you an avid birder that would enjoy your own "Big Day" with the area's premier birding authority? Do you enjoy the serenity of ocean bluffs and coastal forests and the unique plant communities they host? Would you like to learn how to harvest an entire deer using traditional stone tool methods? Are you interested in the natural history of raptors, falconry, and meeting powerful birds of prey? We have something for everyone at the rendezvous! Each attendee may choose from one of 6-9 (confirmations coming soon!) field excursions/workshops.
Participants will enjoy great food, a beautiful location, and time together with like-minded friends, new and old, exploring and learning in an atmosphere that builds something we call a "community of practice." You may stay on site in Camp Ocean Pines cabins or off site. Cabins have beautiful hand-crafted bunk beds, a toilet room and a shower room. The California Naturalist program is committed to building an inclusive community. We have implemented a limited number of tickets on a tiered, need-based equity pricing scale that we hope will serve the community better and allow us to recover the costs of holding this event.
Rendezvous with us on the Central Coast to feed your curiosity, help inspire each other, and build community! Space at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria is limited, as are need-based subsidized prices, so please register early.