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2019 Dogwood Festival


Please join the fun of the 2019 Dogwood Festival. Featuring, Dogwood Chamber Players ALICE WILLIAMS , SANDRA BETTI and CANDIS KIMBALL.   Saturday May 11, 2019 Guided Walk Among the Dogwoods—12:30 pm Doors Open 2 pm—Concert 3 pm A rare opportunity to hear music from these accomplished musicians in  the intimate rustic setting of Jack Knight [...]

2019 Dogwood Festival2019-03-18T15:53:51-07:00

Wanted! New Docents at Calaveras Big Trees State Park


Volunteer opportunities abound at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. We are looking for people who love the park, love the out of doors, love nature, and love to work with people. Please come to our New Docent Open House to learn about the park’s many volunteer activities and meet some of our experienced docents. You’ll [...]

Wanted! New Docents at Calaveras Big Trees State Park2019-02-23T11:39:01-07:00

Waitlist Available for 2019 California Naturalist Program


The 2019 California Naturalist class at Calaveras Big Trees is now full. If you are interested in joining our Waitlist, please click below.  We will get in touch with you if space opens up.  Thanks for your interest.     The very successful California Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees in 2019. The [...]

Waitlist Available for 2019 California Naturalist Program2019-03-14T19:13:48-07:00

John Muir Laws – “Thinking Like a Naturalist” Workshop


“Thinking Like a Naturalist: Reclaiming the Art of Natural History” Calaveras Big Trees Naturalist Training and Journaling April 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Learn how to be a naturalist. Our day begins with an introductory class: Thinking like a Naturalist, where we explore how to increase your observational skills, memory, curiosity, and creative [...]

John Muir Laws – “Thinking Like a Naturalist” Workshop2019-03-18T15:03:34-07:00

Calaveras Big Trees History Comes to Life


By:  Joan Allday I’ve always been obsessed with our Park’s history!  I wanted to know who wandered the North Grove of Sequoias or rode horses, crossing the Stanislaus to get to the South Grove.   What did the cottage look like next to the stump?  I used to wonder if there was anyone still alive who [...]

Calaveras Big Trees History Comes to Life2019-02-03T14:15:33-07:00

Have you visited the Warming Hut?


By: Jim Allday The Warming Hut can be a blast - lots of fun for Docents and visitors. Of course it can be a little less fun and quite a bit of work when four docents, Sanders LaMont, Alice Williams, Paul Prescott and Lauren Scott served 898 visitors over four hours during Christmas week. That’s [...]

Have you visited the Warming Hut?2019-02-03T14:17:30-07:00

Virtual Field Trip Adventures


Imagine, being able to visit an ancient grove of giant sequoia with your students, in real-time, without leaving the classroom. Since October of 2018, Calaveras Big Trees State Park has been delivering free virtual field trips to students world-wide. Since then, 3,000 students from 10 countries and 27 states have virtually visited Calaveras Big Trees [...]

Virtual Field Trip Adventures2019-02-12T08:45:03-07:00

Scholarship Opportunities


Each year, CBTA is proud to be able to offer two $2500 academic scholarships to students who have chosen to pursue an education and/or career in an environmentally related field.  The purpose of the scholarships is to provide a monetary award to promising California upper division or graduate students who have shown an educational and [...]

Scholarship Opportunities2019-02-03T13:46:13-07:00

Trail Conditions


The North Grove trail is free of snow (a few patches of ice remain); however, strong winds this week blew down a snag, which crushed a section of boardwalk by the Father tree. Hikers can easily pass alongside, but the obstacle may be challenging for visitors with strollers or wheelchairs. Call 209.795.3840 with any questions.

Trail Conditions2019-01-03T15:55:05-07:00