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Night Hikes-Cougar Crest Trail

Join a Discovery Center Naturalist to explore how the forest changes as the sun goes down.  Meet at Serrano campground kiosk at 7:00pm.  Hikes are not strenuous and designed for all skill levels.  Free!

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Evening Programs-Discovery Center Amphitheater

Join Laura Tovar, author and songwriter, for an entertaining evening program of sing-a-long songs. Sponsored by California Land Management.  Suggested donation $5. 

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Night Hike

    • Discovery Center Nature Walk Volunteer

Come join us for an educational hike with the family! Participants meet at the Dogwood amphitheater for a 45 minute hike. Hikes are designed for participants of all ages and skill levels. Free.


Intro to Geocaching

Learn how to get involved in the world wide scavenger hunt know as geocaching.  You will learn how to navigate online to find caches, how to use a GPS unit to locate caches, and learn about environmental ethics associated with the sport.  No experience necessary, all tools provided.  Please call to sign-up class is limited to 15 people.  (909) 382-2790.  Free!

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Gold Panning

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

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