Lassen Volcanic National Park offers a wide variety of Ranger-led and Junior Ranger programs throughout the summer and winter seasons. View information about ranger-led program below or learn more about special events.
Summer Ranger-led Programs
Ranger-led programs are offered daily June 26 through August 16, 2015. Additional programs may be offered August 17 through September 6, 2015. View the program schedule.
Junior Firefighter Program
Thursdays | July 16, 23, 30 | 11 am | Meet outside the Loomis Museum
Learn how US Forest Service and National Park Service firefighters manage fire to promote forest health and protect lives and property. Firefighters will explain how they use fire engines and firefighting gear to support the important role that fire plays in the ecosystems of our national parks. Participants who complete the program will earn a Junior Firefighter patch.Program is 45 minutes long and is open to all ages.
Rattlesnakes and Wilderness Medicine
Friday, July 17 | 2 - 3 pm | Loomis Museum
Lassen Volcanic National Park's medical director, Dr. Luke Rawlings, will share his experiences in wilderness medicine and offer visitors important information on rattlesnake and other bites, stings, altitude sickness, and hyper and hypothermia. This interactive presentation will answer your questions about what to do if you are faced with a medical incident in the backcountry.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Meet at the Manzanita Lake boat ramp
Each year Lassen's natural resource team uses nets to capture and band migratory birds. This monitoring provides information on population abundance and health. Join us for a public bird banding demonstration. Meet a ranger at the Manzanita Lake boat ramp area at one of the times list above for a five minute walk to the banding site. Don't forget your camera!
Offered Saturdays and Sundays in the winter season, generally January through early April
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Ranger-led snowshoe walks are an excellent way to learn or practice snowshoeing techniques and explore Lassen in its winter form. Route and distance varies depending on group ability and fitness. At the beginning of each snowshoe walk, a ranger will demonstrate how to put on snowshoes and how to move around. Once the basic techniques are covered, the group heads out into the snow and the adventure begins!
Winter Ecology Snowshoe Program