Tag: Discovery Center

Memorial Day Weekend Marks Start Of Camping Season

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

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 united for a sustainable future.  The Earth Day celebration will begin with a lakeside cleanup. Participants should meet at 9:00am in front of the Discovery Center for a short walk to the Pedal Path to begin the clean up.  Materials will be provided.  A festival will follow at the Discovery Center from 10am to 2pm with activities including family bike rides to learn how to protect the San Bernardino forest along with exhibits and activities and crafts.  The Forest Explorer, which is the NFA’s mobile forest experience that brings educational forest health and fire safety messages to schools and events, will be on display.  According to Monica Curiel, NFA Children’s Forest program manager, “the San Bernardino Mountains is home to 71 species of endangered and threatened wildlife and more than 85 sensitive plant species! The health of our forest and restoration of land and resources have a direct impact on the health of our wildlife; a message our young leaders understand and want to teach all mountain residents and visitors.” So, get outside and...

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Grant Awarded To Discovery Center’s Nature Explore Classroom

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Help Count Eagles and Learn More About Them This Weekend

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 11th.  In addition to the eagle counting, there will also be a celebration for the Bald Eagle at 11:00am, in which US Forest Service Biologists will host a free one hour educational Eagle presentation at the Discovery Center.  Attendees will learn about the Eagles’ migration and behavior habits, an overview of hazards that have affected Eagles throughout history, and how the Eagle has recovered from historical lows as an endangered species in the 1970’s.   Our Bald Eagles normally migrate out of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains in late March, heading back to summer homes in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alberta, Canada. In recent years, a pair of Bald Eagles has remained at Lake Hemet and successfully produced several...

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

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