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Southern California Mountains Foundation


Events

Snowshoe Eco-Tour

Discovery Center
March 23, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Pennsylvania and Knickerbocker, Big Bear Lake

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, and have some exploration time as well. Dependent on snow conditions. Reservations required. Go to 

Reading Animal Tracks

Discovery Center
March 23, 2019 12:00PM - 12:45PM
Big Bear Discovery Center

This 45 minute indoor class will help you read animal tracks and then learn to identify animal behavior and reach conclusions about what is happening in a particular scenario.  The class is designed for youth, ages 10-17, and adults.  There is no cost but donations are welcome.  Cl

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

The Discovery Center and the National Children’s Forest offer programs on a request basis only.  Please email info@mountainsfoundation.org to request a school visit or private program to either site. Programs are available Monday, Thursdays & Fridays and fees may apply.

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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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