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Discovery Day – History Comes Alive


On July 20th, 2019, Calaveras Big Trees State Park will offer a special event called Discovery Day.  It’s a celebration of the “Discovery” of the Giant Sequoia Trees. Park docents will share the stories of how our park came to be. Visitors may pick up a “Passport” and visit the 5 locations near the Visitor [...]

Discovery Day – History Comes Alive2019-06-19T13:23:08-07:00

Astronomy Night July 20


Astronomy programs presented by our wonderful (Doc Nancy) Nancy Muleady-Mecham. Meet at the Overlook for an unforgettable evening of astronomy wonders. Call 209-795-7980 or 209-795-3840 for more information. Saturday July 20 at 8:30 pm Meet us at the Scenic Overlook in the park, just a few miles past the Visitor Center. This is one of [...]

Astronomy Night July 202019-06-23T15:16:08-07:00

The Stars Are Coming Out!


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 [...]

The Stars Are Coming Out!2019-06-23T15:16:58-07:00

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 Life2019-04-25T19:01:29-07:00

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 Program2019-04-08T15:18:42-07:00

Waitlist Available for John Muir Laws – Workshop


Click on Button to Join Waitlist “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 [...]

Waitlist Available for John Muir Laws – Workshop2019-04-10T08:32:44-07:00