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Build a Birdhouse

Bluebirds will love your yard with this well designed birdhouse that you can build! We will provide kits for individuals or families to build together during this program sponsored by Butcher's Block.  Class limited to 20 people, first come, first serve. 

Fee $6 per kit

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Categories: Discovery Center

Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve

Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve is a wonderful spot for wildflower viewing!  Stop by and get information about what's in bloom and get a chance to see the amazing pebble plain flowers found only in the Big Bear Valley! A guided wildflower walk with one of our volunteer naturalists begins at 11:30am.

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Categories: Discovery Center

Gold Panning

Learn how to pan for gold!  Children will learn the process of goldpanning, using real panning equipment.  The "gold" is pyrite, and children can take home thieir findings along with a certificate! Fee: $3

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Categories: Discovery Center

Nature Craft

Get inspired by nature to make fun crafts out of recyclable materials. Donations appreciated!

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Categories: Discovery Center
Tags: Free, family, kids, nature

Story Time

Bring your youngsters to enjoy wonderful children’s books and snacks. Appropriate for children ages 6 and under.  Free

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