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Cadets Learn About Catalina

Apr 27, 2023

Catalina Island Conservancy visited Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy to lead the cadets through Naturalist I Training.

Cadets from Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy in Los Alamitos, Calif., a leadership academy for teens, recently had the opportunity to learn more about Catalina Island. This year, Catalina Island Conservancy visited the cadets to lead them through Naturalist I Training. Community Learning Manager Hillary Holt taught Wolfpack, Chargers, and Panthers platoons about the cultural and natural history of the Island.

“The cadets asked great questions, were engaged, and now have a better understanding of the Island,” said Jeannie Anderson, president of California Challenge Foundation, which helps support this activity.

As part of the training, Cadets watched two short videos that take learners on a journey through the Island while educating them about Catalina’s geology, Island species, human history, and the work of the Conservancy. To complete the training, Holt expanded on key topics, displayed artifacts, and answered student questions...

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