Mount Baldy Visitor Center and Education Program

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ORGANIZATION: USDA Forest Service

The Angeles National Forest strives to create a welcoming, safe environment for visitors to our local mountains. Visitor interaction through the Mt. Baldy Visitor Center (VC) serves as a hub for interpretation and education. The VC offers a number of services to visitors, such as bathrooms, indoor and outdoor exhibits, and a gift shop. The VC is staffed by experienced volunteers with fantastic educational and interpretive skills. Visitor services volunteers work side-by-side with Forest Service employees and other experienced volunteers to provide visitors with a wide range of information to safely enhance the visitor’s experience. Reaching children early offers the best hope for wise use of our natural resources and public spaces. The Forest Service partners with a non-profit to provide curriculum-based field trips to two local Forest Service facilities in the San Gabriel Mountains - in the San Gabriel Canyon Education Center above Azusa, CA and the Mt. Baldy Visitor Center.

Visitor Center Responsibilities

  • Explain recreational opportunities, particularly for trails and campgrounds
  • Distribute maps, brochures, and other printed material
  • Describe trail/road directions and routes to visitors
  • Operate the front desk cash register for gift shop and interpretive materials
  • Clean and organize front desk
  • Length of Commitment: Position runs throughout the year

Environmental Education Program Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a fun, lively team of educators and support personnel to provide grade-specific activities and programs to teachers and classes
  • Team member has the freedom to participate at their comfort and skill level - to teach after suitable training, or to serve in a support role with curriculum and/or field trip prep
  • Help prepare instructional props and teaching materials
  • If interested, the opportunity exists for related exploration and training with topics connected to the established curriculum
  • If possible, help with general housekeeping of the education centers
  • Length of Commitment: Position runs throughout the school year

Start Date - 2024-07-01

End Date - 2025-06-30

Activities include: Botany;Conservation Education;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Minerals/Geology;Science;Soil/Watershed;Timber/Fire Prevention;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

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1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250, US

Mission Statement

The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Description

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.

CAUSE AREAS

Emergency & Safety
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Emergency & Safety, Environment, Sports & Recreation

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WHERE

P.O. Box 592Mt Baldy, CA 91759

(34.23638,-117.65897)
 

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