Ways to Get Involved
Become a member of our Friends Organization:
Friends of California Condors Wild & Free is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that has the mission to enhance public awareness of the endangered California condor and ensure that they are protected, healthy, and free.
As a member of the Friends of the California Condor Wild and Free, you will become a part of a group dedicated to the conservation of an endangered species. Some of their activities include:
- Annual State of the CA Condor event
- Scheduled Refuge Projects
- Outreach Events
- Education Programs
- Networking with other conservation groups
All members receive event notifications, which contain information about Friends’ programs, Friends’ sponsored outreach activities, legislation affecting the Refuge and more.
Intern with the Great Basin Institute as a Biological Technician:
Check the Great Basin Institute for the latest position availability.
SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Project
Anchored in the north by the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and south by the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex, the SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Project also reaches deep into Los Angeles’ diverse urban core where the revitalization of the Los Angeles River is bringing back nature to urban residents. At Hopper Mountain, the Condor Kids program enriches the education and outdoor experiences of the children who go to school at the foothills of the refuge and beyond in condor country.
The CondorKids curriculum, created in partnership with the Santa Barbara Zoo, is the 2016 winner of the California Superintendent's Awards for Excellence in Museum Education Competition. The third grade curriculum features 27 lesson plans covering Biology, Geography, History, and Conservation. The seventh grade curriculum features 17 lesson plans and GPS research using Google Earth. Both curriculum are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, and are available free for download here. You can also find asynchronous learning supports on our website, www.condorkids.org like digital work books and a virtual reality app: TimeLooper Xplore California Condor Recovery.