In a Nutshell-Discovering the Big Trees

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Please join us for 30 minutes while you learn about historic encounters with Giant Sequoias, from Gus Dowd to John Muir. You will find us in the Ralston Classroom of the Education Building across from the Visitor Center. Please call 209-795-7980 for more information.

In a Nutshell-Photographing Big Trees

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Please join us for 30 minutes as you learn about the historical importance of photos and popular views of the Giant Sequoias. You will find us in the Ralston Classroom in the Education Building across from the Visitor Center. Please call 209-795-7980 for more information.

In a Nutshell-Photographing Big Trees

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Please join us for 30 minutes as you learn about the historical importance of photos and popular views of the Giant Sequoias. You will find us in the Ralston Classroom in the Education Building across from the Visitor Center. Please call 209-795-7980 for more information.

In a Nutshell-Our Mixed Conifer Forest

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Please join us for 30 minutes as we learn about trees commonly seen in the Park. This session will be held in the Ralston Classroom  of the Education Building across from the Visitor Center. Please call 209-795-7980 for more information.

In a Nutshell-Our Mixed Conifer Forest

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Please join us for 30 minutes as we learn about trees commonly seen in the Park. This session will be held in the Ralston Classroom  of the Education Building across from the Visitor Center. Please call 209-795-7980 for more information.

In a Nutshell-What’s in a Name?

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Please join us for 30 minutes as you learn why we call the Big Trees "Sequoia" and other origin stories. You will find us in the Ralston Classroom in the Education Building across from the Visitor Center. Please call 209-795-7980 for more information.

In a Nutshell-What’s In a Name?

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Please join us for 30 minutes as you learn why we call the Big Trees "Sequoia" and other origin stories. You will find us in the Ralston Classroom in the Education Building across from the Visitor Center. Please call 209-795-7980 for more information.

Glorious Trees-Alfred Russel Wallace in California – Seminar

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Presented by author, Sal Manna This book is the until-now untold story of the 1887 visit to California of one of the most famous men of science in the world, the man who had conceptualized around the same time as Darwin the “survival of the fittest” cornerstone of natural selection, the lynch-pin for the theory of evolution. [...]

Drought and Bark Beetle-Caused Tree Mortality in the Sierra- Seminar

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Dr. Christopher Fettig, Research Entomologist and Team Leader for the Forest Service, will speak on: Drought and Bark Beetle-caused Tree Mortality in the Sierra: Causes, Consequences and the Future". As a result of extensive levels of tree mortality in the central and southern Sierra Nevada due to bark beetle outbreaks, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state [...]

Searching for Gold Spot –The Wild After Wildfire – Seminar

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ralston Classroom 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Forests that have experienced fire are vibrant, dazzling, and full of life. While searching for the rare Black-backed Woodpeckers, which rely on these burned forests, biologists encounter a plethora of other wildlife such as deer, black bears, bobcats, sapsuckers, bluebirds, wrens, and raptors, including nesting Northern Goshawks and Spotted Owls and their chicks. The Black-backed [...]