Upcoming Events at Calaveras Big Trees State Park – August 2019

August 11, 2019 – 1-3pm – Nature Crafts – Let your inner artist loose with creative projects for kids of all ages! All materials are provided. Adults and children alike will have a great time. Ralston Classroom in the Education Building across from the Visitor Center. No reservations needed. This is a weekly program.

August 12 & 18, 2019 – 8-9pm – Campfire Program – Hug A Tree – Presented by Calaveras County Search and Rescue “Hug A Tree” teaches children how to survive in the woods should they become lost. Meet at the campfire center behind the Visitor Center Please call 209-795-7980 or 209-795-3840 for more information.

August 13 & 17, 2019 – 1-3pm – Creek Critters – This popular summer program begins at 1 pm. Meet at Beaver Creek Picnic Area and bring water, snacks, sunscreen. Allow for construction on Highway 4 and travel time to Beaver Creek Join in the fun as you explore and find all the marvelous critters that live in the water. Look at them under microscopes and be amazed. Call 209-795-7980 for more information. This is a weekly program.

August 29, 2019 – 8-10:30pm – Astronomy Program -Come look at the stars! Docents will be sharing information and telling stories as everyone gazes at the night sky. Two telescopes and astronomical binoculars will give you a closer look at the moon, planets and deep-sky objects. We’re excited to have a webcam for one of the telescopes, so images can be shown on a 40” monitor in real-time. No more standing in line to look through the big telescope! Meet us at the Scenic Overlook in the park, just a few miles past the Visitor Center. This is one of the best night sky viewing areas in the region. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. The Astronomy program at the park is run entirely by docent volunteers with significant investment by the Calaveras Big Trees Association. Please join us! Please call 209-795-7980 with any questions.