2018 Summer Educational Programs

Download the July Summer Program 2018 Schedule as a Word doc

 

Summer Program Schedule available at grassyhollow.net. You can email us at grassyhollow@hotmail.com for further info/details. Adventure Pass is required for some events. You can purchase a $5 daily pass at the following locations in Wrightwood: Mountain Hardware or Wrightwood Market/Gas Station. Grassy Hollow Visitor Center does sell the $30 yearly pass/$5 daily pass (cash or check only) Saturday and Sunday 10 am -4 pm.

June 2nd             Saturday at 9:00 am – “LIGHTNING RIDGE ECOLOGY HIKE”

Bring the kids out to learn the ecology of the surrounding area. Learn how forest fires, animals, the wind, snow and climate affect nature. Great for adults too! Wear tennis shoes or boots.

Length: ¾ of a mile, EASY with some uphill sections      Location: Inspiration Point, 5.5 miles west of Wrightwood on Hwy 2. Adventure pass required to park at trail head. Meet at red metal picnic table.

 

June 9th             Saturday at 11:30 am – “Reptile Show!” Live Specimens!

You will learn about snakes and lizards that slither and crawl around in our area.

Length: 1 ½ hour                                                                  Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

June 16th           Saturday at 9:00 am “Kids Adventure Hike”

Come join us for an exciting wilderness adventure in the forest! Wear tennis shoes or boots.

Length: 1 mile loop, with some uphill sections              Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

June 17th            Sunday at 1:00 pm – “Plant Identification Walk”   

Join two professionals who will share their knowledge of Biology and Botany, as they take you on a walk and teach you to identify our local plants and wildflowers. Wear tennis shoes or boots.

Length: 1 ½ hours, 1 miles loop trail, EASY with some uphill sections   Location:  Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

June 23rd             Saturday at 9:00 am – “Earthquake Walk”

Join us for a walk along the San Andreas Fault and learn about Earthquakes from a well- versed naturalist guide. See many interesting formations. Wear tennis shoes or boots.

Length: 1 ½ hour, Easy 1.5 miles hike                              Location: Apple Tree Campground

Take Hwy 2 to the junction at Big Pine Ranger Station and ski resort. Big Pines Hwy is at junction, go down Big Pine Hwy (4) for about 2 miles campground on the left. Adventure Pass is required to park at campground/trail head.

 

June 30th              Saturday at 11:30 am – “Forecasting Earthquakes”

HAS BEEN CANCELLED !

Can “anyone” forecast earthquakes? Come and hear an authority in the field discuss just what IS involved in forecasting earthquakes.

Length: 1 hour lecture                                                            Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

*Coming Soon JULY, AUG and SEPT Summer Programs, Stay tuned!* For Full Moon Hikes visit our website at grassyhollow.net. All of our activities are free of charge!

 

July 4th                Wednesday   10:00 am to 4:00 pm Yes we are open!!!

Come for a picnic or a hike. NO Fireworks allowed in our forest. Adventure Pass required to park in our picnic stalls or if you are staying to hike. Charcoal BBQ only, no campfires. Leashed dogs welcome.

 

July 14th             Saturday at 11:30 am – “Map and Compass Reading”

This program covers basic map and compass reading to help you gain confidence interpreting maps and hiking local trails. We will practice locating peaks and canyons visible from Grassy Hollow Visitor Center.

Length: Approx. 1-2 hours                                                                    Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

July 21st             Saturday at 11 am – “Animals of Our Forest Talk” and “Kids Craft”

Come join us for a talk about the animals of our forest and stay for a kid’s craft – Paper bag animals. Length: 30 min talk.   Craft activity will be offered from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.  FREE.

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

July 27thth           Friday at 7:30 pm – “Full Moon Hike to Lightning Ridge”

Come join us for an exciting wilderness adventure in the forest at night! Wear tennis shoes or boots. Please bring a jacket and flashlight, check the batteries!! Weather on mountain changes quickly.

Length: Please note – 2.2 miles round trip, easy to moderate, some uphill sections.

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

July 28th              Saturday at 7:30 pm – “Full Moon Hike with Nature Scavenger Hunt”   

Come join us for a nature scavenger hunt in the forest at night! Wear tennis shoes or boots.

Please bring a jacket and flashlight, check the batteries!! Weather on mountain changes quickly.

Length: 1 to 2.2 miles, your choice. EASY with some uphill sections

Location:  Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

Coming in August- Mark your calendars!! Sneak Peek!

Aug 11th               Saturday at 10:00 am to 1: 00 pm – Smokey Bear’s Birthday Party

Come and meet Smokey Bear, go on a hike, eat cake, make an animal puppet and meet our forest service fire fighters. Bring a lunch and have a picnic. Enjoy the day with us!

The center is open Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

Hosted by the Volunteers of the Angels National Forest

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center