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 Conservancy (PVPLC). PVPLC has books, plant identification cards, and other curriculum materials to lend as well as suggested activities. Both of these locations are suitable for young children—each has hikes of 2 miles or less–round trip, with little elevation gain–and both have a nature center. You will need to contact Connie Smith, Education Director (csmith@pvplc.org) and/or Holly Gray, Education Program Manager (hgray@pvplc.org ).

Hiking on the Palos Verdes Peninsula

Example Itinerary

If you took two kindergarten classes to George F. Canyon, your ICO outing might look like this:

9:45-10:10 – The bus arrives, students use the restroom, introductions.

10:10-11:05 Class A goes on a hike.

Class B is divided into two groups.  While one group sits under the Learning Tree for a story, the other group goes into the visitor’s center.  The groups switch out.

11:10-12:05 – Class B goes on a hike.

Class A is divided into two groups.  While one group sits under the Learning Tree for a story, the other group goes into the visitor’s center.  The groups switch out.

12:10-1:00 – Lunch on the deck behind the visitor’s center, students use the restroom, board the bus.

For secondary students, consider hiking from Del Cerro Park, 2 Park Pl, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, through Portuguese Bend Reserve and ending up at Abalone Cove tide pools. Be advised that there are no restrooms at Del Cerro Park, and be sure to provide adequate details on your bus request of the drop off and pick up locations.  (https://pvplc.org/_lands/docs/PBRBrochure2017.pdf).