Return to La Ventana Bay, and meet locals dedicated to the conservation of tropical coral reefs. Help check the health of the local reef and collect data for projects aimed at protecting native species. Perform a plankton tow and assist in the collection of invertebrate species. Use a microscope to identify and research the specimens you collect. Through partnership with the local school, invite students and their teachers to the beach to learn more about these animals. Spend your down time relaxing on the beach, swimming, or working on your On Assignment projects. Enjoy a research presentation from Whale Shark México, then spend a day on the water searching for whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. Day trip to the interior of the peninsula for an exciting hike to a secluded waterfall oasis and natural hot springs. Lend a hand with beach cleanups, plant native species in a nearby cactus sanctuary, and join a game of football. Pack your boat for an overnight camping trip on Cerralvo Island, the southernmost island in the Gulf of California. Hike beneath dramatic sandstone cliffs and snorkel with playful sea lions near a rookery. Visit the nearby towns of La Paz and Todos Santos to speak with local artisans about their crafts. Finally, enjoy the last night of your program reflecting on your adventures, presenting your On Assignment projects, and savoring one final meal together with your group.