The field trip startsfrom Channel Islands National Park Visitor's Center at 1901 Spinniker Dr., Ventura California. From there we go to the Olivas Adobe and museum, a well-restored Spanish colonial era structure. Then we go to the Ventura County Historical Society Museum. After lunch we go through Ojai to the Silverthread Oil Seeps and the Union Oil Museum in Santa Paula. This is followed by an excursion to Bardsdale to learn about the effects of the St. Francis Dam disaster and to Blue Point Mining District at Lake Piru.
Ventura Basin Guidebook with maps