Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Teacher Workshop with FIF and NatureBridge

Calling All Teachers!

The successful recovery of the endangered island fox is a positive story of people making a difference in the local environment. It is a story of interconnected species, cause and affect, scientific data, adaptations and genetic diversity.

Friends of the Island Fox is thrilled to team up with:

to offer a Teacher Professional Development workshop:

The Nature of the Island Fox
Saturday, March 2, 2013
 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Register for a fun-filled day of seeing and doing, including:
  • Ready-to-use resources for the classroom
  • Indoor and outdoor activities and lesson plans
  • Exploration of environmental education pedagogies
  • Presentation on NatureBridge and Friends of the Island Fox programming
  • Light breakfast and Lunch provided
  • Waived admission to the Santa Barbara Zoo

Cost: $15  (proceeds benefit island fox conservation)
Spaces are limited and preregistration is required. 

Go To NatureBridge to Register


NatureBridge is a nationally recognized leader, providing environmental education to 1 million K-12 youth and teachers since 1971. As a BONUS all participants will receive special discounts on future NatureBridge programs.

Have Questions? Contact:
Pat Meyer, Friends of the Island Fox, at (805) 228-4123 or  pat@islandfox.org

Meg Jakubowski, NatureBridge, at  (818) 914-7660 ext 401 or mjakubowski@naturebridge.org    

Join FIF on a trip to see island foxes in the wild.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

FIF Trip to Santa Cruz Island!

Join Friends of the Island Fox for:
photo courtesy of Jay Dyer

A Trip to Prisoner's Harbor
Santa Cruz Island
Saturday, April 6, 2013
SOLD OUT - (as of 3/7/13)
Michael Lawshe for FIF

That's right, this spring FIF educators are leading a day-long adventure to look for both the island fox AND the island scrub-jay.

As the population of Santa Cruz Island foxes reaches recovery it is possible to observe them at more locations across the island. Santa Cruz is also the only home of the rare island scrub-jay. With its newly restored wetland area, Prisoner's Harbor is one of the prime locations to encounter this unique bird as well as many other species. Wetland on a dry island.

On the trip over to Prisoner's Harbor (about 1 and a half hours) there is the possibility of seeing many marine species as well. 

bottlenose dolphin with calf
Biodiversity at Prisoner's Harbor
Tickets will be $65.00 per person. A percentage of the fee will go to support island fox recovery efforts. 

We will take the Island Packers boat from Ventura Harbor leaving at 8.00 AM and returning around 5 PM on Saturday April 6, 2013.  Check in will be required at 7:15 AM.

Reservations are limited and will be provided on a first come basis. To book reservations, please download the Reservation Booking Form (Click Here to download pdf)
SOLD OUT - (as of 3/7/13)

Send the completed form with your check, made payable to the "Friends of the Island Fox" to the address on the form.  Reservations will be taken in the order received, and no reservations can be accepted without payment.

At the time of booking you will receive further details of the trip, including: where to meet, what to pack, the suggested clothing and other items of interest. Note the photo to the right. Food items will need to be secured at all times. What to remember when visiting the island fox.