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MIKE BUDD '56 FAVORITE PAST TIME: Jill Jeffries FAVORITE FOOD: Steak and Onions FAVORITE ACTRESS: k,f afilyn Maxwell FAVORITE ACTOR: Tyrone Power FUTURE PLANS: own a grocery store on Catalina Street VOYAGER COMING TO The Chamber, the Santa Catalina Island Company side of the island where we get The price includes the uniforms. and the Catalina Island From page 1 them acclimated to big waves." Students that want to become Conservancy are helping Thetreau said. cadets take a training program to bring the Undersea before many on the Island have The team also plans ,games over-town that is even more rig- Voyager Project to finished their morning coffee, such as "National Ball and Flags orous. All three members of the , Catalinh Island this fall. From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. that are designed for Camaraderie instructor team have Worked in Opportunities abound for the Junior Guards go throughand teaching how to work togeth- the Manhattan/ Hermosa Beach madne scientists to use subm rem6te ope rat~ehicle:iechnO~~:*I ogy to vi~t sites off the Island's coast. For the first time, "citizen scientists," the general public and even students will have the chance to explore where few submersibles have gone before---deep waters offthe coast of work-outs. They run and swim er as a team. "National Ball is area where Junior Lifeguards every day of the work week. Mr. something like Dodge Ball, only receive their cadet training. Thetreau says, "From Monday more aggressive." Roverud and Biging are through Friday, they have tim, This summer's group of boys working as summer guards on the but there is also a lot of struc- and girls also take on the annual Island in addition to being Junior Lure." "Cabrilla Challenge." "The kids Lifeguard InstructorS. Roverud The team of trainers devise compete against other Junior graduated in 2005 with a degree drills that keep the Junior Guards Guards over-town. They have in Law and Society. Biging is cur- very busy. The variety of training competitions in swimming, pad- rently studying at USC. Thetreau games and outings keep the stu- diing, and running," Thetreauhas been a lifeguard for sixteen dents entertained as well. said. years. For the past six years he Catalina Island. "We take two field trips TheJuniorLffeguardprogram has worked as.a~ instructor for ?per summer. This, year, we took ~ run through the Los Angelesthe ki!~s__ and has been keeping da~ ............................ in Septcm_!~Fj~~_ ' ~e groups out~toS'hark U~urbor Fire Department and costs $420 hvalons residents and visitors --. ::- ....... i:~i :~i~:!.~-~-~.:~:`~ .~' For 45 and Octo~, 2010~!~ " and Ben Weston on the other for five weeks every summer, safe in our welcoming waters. Cassell,~ marine explorer andunderWater videographer, will lead up to 60 ex peditions to photo- graph ocean depths never before visited by human beings. This unique experi- ence can be customized from I to 30 days for any "citizen scientist" willing to go on a undersea journey of discovery. A portion of all contributions will support the protection and restora- tion of Catalina Island. If you want to learn more. Scott Cassell. marine ex plorer and underwater filmmaker, will speak at the Nature Center at Avalon Canyon this com- ing Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. The event is free. Cassell, well known as Discovery Channel's Shark Week host, will take attendees to the event on a journey through the wondrous ana sometimes dangerous world of sharks, Humbolt squid and the rare giant squid--three of his specialty areas. He will also describe op~rtunit ~es for "citizen scientists" to participate in deep, water ex plorat ions off the coast of Catalina Island during September and October of " 2010. i CATALINA ISLANDER Page 7 ~ Friday, July 30, 2010