Historical Society Program & Field Trip

Big Bear City, CA, November 1, 2012, 6am - The speaker at the Big Bear Valley Historical Society’s last regular meeting for the 2012 season will be Mr. David DeSoucy. He’s a retired deputy sheriff from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Historical Society and has been extremely active in collecting and preserving the history of the agency. … [Read more...]

San Bernardino National Forest Fire Restrictions Increase

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San Bernardino, CA, June 29, 2012, 8:00am – As the seasonal fire danger increases, forest officials are increasing fire use restrictions on the San Bernardino National Forest effective today (Friday, June 29, 2012). The forest experienced less than average winter snow and rainfall, and the seasonal outlook calls for a warmer summer with below … [Read more...]

Forest Offers Fee Free Days

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Fawnskin, CA, June 12, 2012, noon - The San Bernardino National Forest provided a “Fee Free” day for all visitors last Saturday. If you missed it, don’t worry, there are two more “Fee Free” days scheduled this year. The next one will be September 29 on National Public Lands Day, and after that, Veterans’ Day Weekend on November 10, 11 … [Read more...]

Transit Of Venus Today

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 5, 2012, 8:00am – On May 20 there was solar eclipse, and today the planet Venus will cross the face of the Sun in its orbit. The last time this happened was in 2004, and it won’t happen again until 2117. First contact, the moment Venus touches the Sun’s northeastern edge, will occur at 3:05 this afternoon. Looking … [Read more...]

The June 5th Transit Of Venus, The Last In Our Lifetime

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Big Bear Lake, CA, May 30, 2012, 5:00pm – Two spectacular astronomical events so closely related to one another in time, doesn’t happen very often. On May 20 we were treated with a solar eclipse. Now, on June 5 the planet Venus will cross the face of the Sun in its orbit. The last time this happened was in 2004, and it won’t happen again … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Weekend Marks Start Of Camping Season

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Big Bear Valley, CA, May 25, 2012, noon - Camping in national forests can be a year-round endeavor, but for many people Memorial Day Weekend is the time to get started for the summer. Most of the San Bernardino National Forest recreation sites will be open for visitors this weekend. The forest is ready for the summer recreation season, and you can … [Read more...]

National Forest Association Celebrates “Earth Day” at the Big Bear Discovery Center

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Fawnskin, CA, April 19, 2012, 12noon – Locally, National Forest Association youth leaders will be joining more than one billion people around the globe to participate in Earth Day 2012 on April 22 at the Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive to host and help mobilize an appreciation for our planet, call for its protection and stand … [Read more...]

Grant Awarded To Discovery Center’s Nature Explore Classroom

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Fawnskin, CA, March 26, 2012, noon - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the USDA’s continuing commitment to get kids outdoors and connected to the natural world around them with $1 million in cost-share funding from the US Forest Service to enhance children’s programs in 18 states. Some of the Forest Service grant funding will be … [Read more...]

Help Count Eagles and Learn More About Them This Weekend

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Big Bear, Ca, February 9, 2012, 12:00pm - The Discovery Center is once again seeking volunteers for this weekends Eagle Count on February 11th. No experience is needed, but volunteers are encouraged to dress warmly and bring binoculars and a watch.  Volunteers should meet at the Discovery Center located on North Shore Drive at 8:00am on February … [Read more...]

Volunteers Needed To Lead Snowshoe Tours For 6th Grade Science Students

Big Bear, Ca, October 26, 2011, 12:00pm - The National Forest Association is seeking volunteers to help educate and inspire the next generation of kids to be healthy and active forest stewards.  Volunteers are needed in the Big Bear area that are interested in leading educational and fun snowshoe tours for 6th grade science students.  The program … [Read more...]

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