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Fun, Exciting & Unique Toys For All Agesl Pet Supplies Games Puzzles Arts and CraFts 8ooks Educational Toys Video Games Indoor/Outdoor Sports Items And so much more! You're in hands. Conservancy Times From page 9 how the native Tongva used plants, like Scrub Oak acorns for food and Yerba Santa to treat colds. NatureWorks, funded in part by a generous grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, builds on exist- ing educational programs to bring island-themed lessons to all grade levels. It seeks to instill ecological literacy and an ethic of environ- mental stewardship by providing instruction to Catalina students in the classroom, in the field and in job-related training, such as the chalkboard signs for the garden. "Not, everyone realizes how special and unique our plants are, but now I do," said Cristian Martinez, a senior. You can visit the garden from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see the plant collection, the memorial and the students' beautiful signs. Channing Barrios, a junior, hopes "that many visitors enjoy the signs just as much as we did making them." The Conservancy and Avalon Schools are seeking Island busi- nesses and other members of the community to partner with them in NatureWorks. If you're interested, contact Brooke Gebow at 310-510-0954 or bgebow@ catalinaconservancy. org. Thank you to the students e COVERED Seen from left to right are Jalen Flynn, Sebastian Gallegos, Misael Gomez and Vicente Osegueda get ready to deliver the finished product. (Photo by Anita Rockwell) who made the beautiful signs and their teacher Anita Rockwell. Conservancy staffers helping with this project, Liz Bailey, Murray Crow, Jorge Hernandez, Alexa Johnson, Anne Kelly, John Mack, Kevin Ryan, Mr. Z and myself, look forward to future similar partnerships. For more information, visit CatalinaConservancy.org. ' " : : l " :: [ : can be a valuable part of your life. For many people, there is help paying for this important coverage now. Please call or email our office dur- ing this open enrollment between November 15th and February 15th and let us help you understand your options. :: ' We have a location on the island and can schedule an in person ap- :: pointment 0twork with you over Diana Lewallen Higgins, Benefits Agent State Street Insurance Solutions ~5 E. Cota Street, Unit 8 Certi Santa Barbara, Ca, 93m~ Insurance 805-966-4040 (PH) Agent 805-966-4080 (FAX) Brooke Gebow is the Catalina Island Conservancy's director of education. Museum Concert From page 8 Anni Marshall, mayor of the City of Avalon. "The vision to bring culture and new life experiences to this remote location is so com- mendable. Not only is our adult population appreciative, our young people are so inspired to envision the possibilities life has to offer beyond Avalon. Thank you!" You can show your support of the Catalina Island Museum, and events like the Holiday Symphony Concert, by donating to its 2014 Annual Campaign. The Catalina Island Museum's Board of Trustees is matching all gifts to the Annual Campaign up to $30,000. If you donate now, your contribution will be doubled! It is not the size of the donation, but the participation in the campaign that is so important. EVERY gift makes a difference. Donations can be made in per- son by visiting the museum daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., by phone at 310-510-2414, or online by visiting the 'Support the Museum' page at www.CatalinaMuseum. org. The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and history. The muse- um, its digital theater and store are located on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino and are open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more informa- tion, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website: CatalinaMuseum.org. [tl tLI fi IILtlfiER I]IIEITIBt BOX We appreciate your photos, comments, stofles and ideas. editor@thecatalinaisiander.com, 635 Crescent Avenue, Suite A ~10 1 Friday, December 26, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER