Tag: Discovery Center

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. Much of the information has been incorporated into his Images of America publication. The program is open to the public and it’s free. Refreshments will be available after the presentation, which will take place at the Discovery Center on Thursday, November 8 at 7pm. The Historical Society’s field trip on November 9 will be to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and the site of the original Big Bear “police station”. The group will then go to the Sheriff’s Department Headquarters in San...

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San Bernardino National Forest Fire Restrictions Increase

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 average rainfall, which could create the potential for large fires. Forest officials are taking these steps to prevent human-caused fires and raise public awareness. Most wildfires are human-caused and forest visitors are reminded to exercise caution when visiting the National Forest and maintain a higher level of awareness with the increased fire risk. Travelers through the Forest should remain on designated roads and never park on dry brush or grass. Fire restrictions and guidelines effective today (Friday June 29, 2012) on the San Bernardino National Forest are as follows: Wood and charcoal fires are permitted only in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds and within agency provided fire rings or camp stoves. Wood and charcoal fires are not permitted at Yellow Post campsites, Fisherman’s Camp, or the following Pacific Crest Trail Camps: Bench Camp, Deer Springs, Doble, Holcomb Crossing, Little Bear Springs, and Mission Springs. Campfire permits are required for propane and gas stoves and lanterns used outside of all developed recreation sites. Recreational shooting is limited to Public Shooting Ranges operated under special use permit...

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Forest Offers Fee Free Days

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 & 12. A National Forest Adventure Pass will not be required on those days for visitors entering areas that normally require a National Forest Adventure Pass. Forest visitors should remember that even though the Adventure Pass “fee” will be waived, other fees like campground, reservation and group site fees may still be applicable. Also remember, if you’re planning to visit the forest, always “Know Before You Go,” and contact the Big Bear Ranger Station & Discovery Center for information on current conditions. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31548.mp3|titles=Forest Offers Fee Free...

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Transit Of Venus Today

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 through a telescope with a solar filter, you can see a small black dot traveling across the Sun. The transit will last about 6 hours and 10 minutes. Two telescopes with solar filters will be set up at Swim Beach on Park Avenue. The Discovery Center with the San Bernardino National Forest Association and the Recreation and Park District are co-sponsoring the event. The telescopes will be available for viewing at about 2:45pm, until sunset. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31538.mp3|titles=Transit Of Venus...

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

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 until 2117. First contact, the moment Venus touches the Sun’s northeastern edge, will occur at 3:05pm. Looking through a telescope with a solar filter, you can see a small black dot traveling across the Sun. The transit will last about 6 hours and 10 minutes. Two telescopes with solar filters will be set up at Swim Beach on Park Avenue. The Discovery Center with the San Bernardino National Forest Association and the Recreation and Park District are co-sponsoring the event. The telescopes will be available for viewing on June 5 at about 2:45pm, until sunset. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31531.mp3|titles=June 5th Transit Of Venus – Mike Evans Reporting ]...

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