Programs for Formal and Informal Educators


 Take it Outside!
And Let Science and History Come Alive

Let us work with you to plan a program that meets your needs and enhances your curriculum, and most of all, provides a memorable experience for your students.  Nearly all programs are available at both education centers (Mt. Baldy Visitor Center or San Gabriel Canyon Education Center), allowing you the freedom to choose the site nearest you.  Both offer restrooms and lunch areas for
large groups.  






If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.  (David Sobel)



Each program often includes three activity centers and a live animal demonstration.  Cost is $8/student; no charge for teachers and parents. Payment is due on the day of your trip, unless arrangements have been made for a school or district purchase order.

Spring dates fill up early in the school year.








San Gabriel Bioblitz





Everyone knows what an adult ladybug looks like.  What about a baby ladybug?





This is not a larva.  It is a pupa, the stage between larva and adult.  There are over 6,000 species worldwide.  Biologists like to call ladybugs ladybird beetles.  These little beetles love to munch on aphids and scale insects, so can be very beneficial to a garden.  Look for swarms of them overwintering in south-facing canyons of the San Gabriels on fall hikes.





Program Flyers and Teacher Prep Materials

Programs at Mt Baldy
Participant Information Mt. Baldy Programs
Programs at San Gabriel Canyon
Participant Information San Gabriel Canyon Programs



To check on possible dates for your field trip complete our online request form and we will work with you to find a date that fits into your schedule.  If you would like more information about our program email Dave Baumgartner at



Program Requests






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