Hiking on the Palos Verdes Peninsula

LOOKING FOR… Somewhere new for your ICO outing?A hike with a visitor’s center?A South Bay destination?An ocean view?A curricular connection?An easy hike for young children? Try George F. Canyon or White Point, both managed by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land...

ICO Explores the Coast

Written by: Catherine Ronan, ICO Leader, Fundraising Committee On a glorious sunny day in April with the spring blooms in full flower, students from Vista Middle School hiked up the hills above Sycamore Canyon to a viewpoint overlooking the ocean. After descending to...

Hiking in Griffith Park with Vanalden Elementary School

By Eleanor Burns (USC Intern) There was a buzz of excitement and anticipation as the school bus pulled up at the Fern Dell car park in Griffith Park. Despite it being fairly local, this was the first time at Griffith Park for many of the students. The bravest of the...

High School Students Get Lowe-Down On Backpacking

Second Class of Inspiring Leaders Outdoors Follows In Footsteps of a DreamerWritten by: Joe Mullich Leaders: Nancy Le, Schuyler Senft-GruppVolunteers: Joe Mullich, Meghan WelshTeachers: Maria Martinez, Evelyn Constanza Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe had an insatiable...

$15,000 California Coastal Conservancy Grant award!

Students on an ICO outing learn about the coastal wetlands. Angeles ICO was awarded the “Explore the Coast” grant from the California Coastal Conservancy! This is a huge grant that will enable ICO to fund 30 trips to coastal locations for under served...

REI Gift Wrapping Fundraiser 2018

REI Gift Fundraising was successful. We earned over $3700! Thank you REI Manhattan Beach and REI Arcadia for hosting the event. Thank you volunteers for helping out especially San Gabriel High School, Paramount High School and Stephen White Middle School...

Camping in Joshua Tree National Park

ICO took 21 Stephen White Middle School students on a camping trip to Joshua Tree National Park in November 2018. It was a chilly desert experience! Leaders Ann S., Jason H., & Schuyler S. led the 6th-8th grade students on this trip. The students were so excited...

Great Views and Giant Pinecones: Charmlee Wilderness Park

Written by: Jack Tamisiea, ICO Intern Fall 2018 The view of the Pacific Ocean from the end of the trail. Catalina Island is visible on the horizon. A collective “Wow” was audible over the clamoring of the kids to get to the edge of the rock and fully take in the...