Rainforest Weekends


Learn about California's own Coastal Redwood Forest, aboard a 100 year old steam train. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains just a few miles from the ocean, the forest flourishes in moderate temperatures and a year-round water supply provided by the Pacific systems and dense fog. Along the journey, hear fascinating information about the coastal redwoods and their ecosystems from docent specialists. This train departs from Roaring Camp in Felton.

This weekends docent specialists will be from the following organizations:

Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31:

Mountain Parks Foundation:

Mountain Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1973 as one of the first three California State Park Cooperating Associations. It has been recognized as a model organization for its professional board members, talented staff and dedicated volunteers, all of whom work in partnership with California State Parks to provide funding for multi-faceted visitor enrichment and education programs.

Mountain Parks Foundation supports the nature education and enrichment programs offered at Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks. They believe an informed public will ensure the preservation of the natural habitats and cultural history of our California State Parks.

Interpretive and educational programs funded by Mountain Parks Foundation serve more than 1.5 million park visitors annually, including more than 200 student classes who participate in on-site curriculum-based educational programs.

For more information: http://www.mountainparks.org/


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