How Schools Can Arrange a Special Visit

School Field Trips are on hold due to Covid 19 retrictions

The Volunteers offer programs for schools and youth groups during the week by appointment. Interested teachers/leaders should contact the Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest at

The programs usually consist of:

1. An informal talk on the local preserved animals on display in the Center.

2. A Hug-a-Tree program by Wrightwood Search and Rescue (how not to get lost in the forest and what to do if you do get lost)

3. Take a hike on the Pacific Crest Trail through the area burned by the 1997 Narrows Fire and damaged by last winter’s storms. See the amazing forest recovery.

4. Access to the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, where we offer interactive and tactile exhibits, mounted animal specimens, as well as nature films that can be shown in our Conference Room (pictured below).

If a teacher has need of special emphasis based on classroom activity, we will try to accommodate that need. For younger children, we may be able to arrange a visit by Smokey Bear.