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Southern California Mountains Foundation


Nature Crafts

Discovery Center
November 25, 2017 10:30AM - 11:15AM
Big Bear Discovery Center

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

Nature Walks

Discovery Center
November 25, 2017 1:00PM - 1:45PM
Big Bear Discovery Center

Join us for a 45 minute walk to learn about local plant life, wildlife, and some very interesting historical facts.  This is a great activity for families and individuals who want to gain a greater appreciation of our National Forest.  Nature walks are not strenuous and designed for all

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Eco Tours

Snowshoe Tours:

Join a naturalist for a guided snowshoe tour in the San Bernardino National Forest.  You will learn how to snowshoe go for a guided trek through the forest, and have some exploration time as well! Dependent on snow conditions, call for more details. Reservations required.  Dates and feees subject to change.

Fee: Adults $30, Kids (age 8-12 yrs.) $20
Saturdays: 9-12pm, 1-4pm (Dec. 16-Mar. 4)
Sundays: 9-12pm (Dec. 17-Mar. 4)


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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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