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Southern California Mountains Foundation


Events

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Discovery Center
July 22, 2017 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Big Bear Discovery Center

China Grove, Tribute to Doobie Brothers - For More Information go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/china-grove-tribute-to-doobie-brothers-wspecial-guest-turn-the-page-tick

High Flying Rockets

Discovery Center
July 22, 2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Big Bear Discovery Center

Get a chance to build your own rocket from recycled materials then see how high it flies. Class limited to 12, sign-up at the front desk.  FREE ~ Donations appreciated.

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Eco Tours

Kayak Tours: 

Learn how to kayak on a guided tour of Big Bear Lake. After a quick paddling lesson, you will cruise along the shore looking for wildlife and discuss the natural history of the Big Bear Valley. Children must be at least 10 years old and all children need to be accompanied by an adult. Includes water and a snack. Tour caravans to lake. Tours limited to 14 people, reserve your seat today! 

Fee: $35 per person, ages 10 and up 
Saturdays: 9-11am, 4-6pm (June 9- September 2 )
Sundays: 9-11am (June 9 - September 3)

Canoe Tours: 

Learn how to canoe on a leisurely 2-hour guided tour of beautiful Big Bear Lake. After a quick paddling lesson, you will cruise along the shore looking for beaver, great blue herons, and ducklings. Along the way you will learn the natural history of the Big Bear Valley along with the various flora and fauna found in the area. Children must be at least 6 years old and all children need to be accompanied by an adult. Includes water and a snack. Tours caravan to lake. Tours are limited to 18 people, reserve your seat today!

Fee: Adults $25, Children (6-12) $15
Fridays: 4-6pm (June 16 - September 1)
Sundays: 1-3pm (June 18 - September 3)

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We believe a solid foundation in forest ecological principals and environmental stewardship helps students appreciate the natural world.

The Big Bear Discovery Center and the National Children’s Forest offer four different environmental education programs.

Click here for details.

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9 Interactive Play Areas

  • Gathering Area

  • Nature Art

  • Messy Materials

  • Building

  • Climbing and Crawling

  • Music and Movement

  • Pathways Through Planting

  • Dirt Digging

  • Quiet Area

View the Nature Discovery Zone Guide here!

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