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Scholarship Applications Closed


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 Applications Closed2020-04-19T10:50:03-07:00

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 Adventures2020-01-06T09:37:40-08:00

Cancelled – California Naturalist Program


The very successful California Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees in 2020. The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California’s natural resources through education and service. It introduces Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engages the public in [...]

Cancelled – California Naturalist Program2020-03-25T13:58:38-07:00

Give the Gift of a CBTA Membership


Share your love of the Park with someone who might also like to become involved in supporting all park programs. Did you know that CBTA is the sole source of funding for the interpretive and educational programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  Support from members allows  Calaveras Big Trees Association to fulfill its mission [...]

Give the Gift of a CBTA Membership2020-01-14T14:16:21-08:00



#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to celebrate generosity worldwide. Anyone, anywhere can make a difference! Calaveras Big Trees Association is taking this opportunity to help make sure our children and the Earth remain healthy. Our project, "Local  Buses to Big Trees" is our way [...]


2018 CBTA Annual Report


Calaveras Big Trees Association is proud to present our 2018 Annual Report. This reports illustrates some of the amazing work we accomplished in 2018 thanks to the generosity and support of you, our members and donors.  Click Here to Read We sincerely appreciate the essential part that our members and donors play in our being [...]

2018 CBTA Annual Report2019-12-18T10:18:11-08:00

Postponed Prescribed Burn Set for Calaveras Big Trees


California State Parks and CAL FIRE Plan Prescribed Burns at Calaveras Big Trees State Park Work now expected to begin November 6, 2019 ARNOLD, Calif. — California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a series of prescribed burns beginning on or around the [...]

Postponed Prescribed Burn Set for Calaveras Big Trees2019-11-24T12:34:21-08:00

Oct 31 Astronomy Night CANCELLED


OCTOBER 31 ASTRONOMY NIGHT CANCELLED BECAUSE OF POWER OUTAGE. 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 [...]

Oct 31 Astronomy Night CANCELLED2019-10-30T16:17:26-07:00