Friends of the Island Fox (FIF) provides presentations to community groups and teachers regarding the endangered island fox and its important relationship with the Channel Island ecosystem. For information contact Education Director, Keri Dearborn at (805) 228-4123 or

School Programs
FIF is not currently taking reservations for school programs. We hope to update the availability of school programs in January 2017.

Community Programs
FIF offers FREE programs to community groups, though donations are always welcome. Programs  provide information on the island fox, how it came to be endangered on four of the Channel Islands, conservation efforts to save the island fox and current status. Programs can be tailored to your group’s interests (Channel Island geology, plants, reptiles, birds, connection to the marine ecosystem).  To make a reservation (805) 228-4123 or

Professional Development Workshops
FIF also offers professional development workshops for educators on using a local endangered species and the Channel Islands ecosystem to teach math, science, language skills and conservation issue resolution. Workshops can be tailored to meet your program needs. To discuss a workshop contact Education Director Keri Dearborn at (805) 228-4123 or

Friends of the Island Fox Program Participates in:
California Science Teachers Association
California State University, Long Beach Science Teacher training program
Carpinteria School District Science Matters
Channel Islands National Park, Live Dive Program
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
Gold Coast Science Matters
Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Garden
Moorpark College Teaching Zoo
Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center
Road Scholar (formerly Elder Hostel)
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Monica Mountains Restoration Trust
Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area Science Fest
Ventura County Office of Education

Numerous elementary, middle and high schools throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties

Various community and philanthropic organizations
Updated 9/13/16