• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival

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FREE! For inquiring minds of all ages! Become a citizen scientist. Learn how to track mountain lions, bobcats, and island foxes. Get to know the local wildlife. Discover the mysteries of your neighborhood national parks.

The 5th annual Science Festival is sponsored by the National Park Service in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Children's Nature Institute, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, UCLA LaKretz Center for CA Conservation Science, and NatureBridge.


Our event will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 am to 4pm at Paramount Ranch. Science Festival Flyer 2014

There are activities for people of all ages, including talks, hands-on demonstrations, nature walks, family activities, live animal displays, and a chance to meet and talk with the scientists. We invite you to come out and explore the natural and cultural resources within the Santa Monica Mountains and learn about the scientific research that helps us all better understand and protect those resources!

 

Schedule of Events

Check out our list of science talks, live animal presentations, and guided hikes by clicking this link of schedule of events!

All Programs and Activities are FREE

 
Rangers share the excitement of science at the park's annual science festival!

Miscellaneous
-- Food - Food vendors will be on site.

-- Weather - April is considered one of the nicest times of years to be outdoors in southern California. Days are typically warm.

-- Poison Oak, Ticks, Rattlesnakes, Mountain Lions can be found in the park. Please download our safety brochure here

 
Paramount Ranch Western Town

Live Webcam of Paramount Ranch

Location

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Paramount Ranch Webpage


Directions

From 101 Freeway, exit Kanan Rd. Go south towards the ocean (from 101 N, left turn, from 101 S, right turn). Make a left on Cornell Road. Continue for 2 miles. The entrance to Paramount Ranch is on the right.

From PCH, go north on Kanan Dume Rd towards Agoura Hills. Continue up Kanan for 12 miles. Make a right on Cornell Rd. Continue for 2 miles. The entrance to Paramount Ranch is on the right.

Did You Know?

The need for plants used in restoration projects loomed large for many years, but volunteers made it happen.

A core group of dedicated National Park volunteers, often laboring in the hot sun, built a native plant nursery from the ground up in 2002. Native plants, from the common Ceanothus to the endangered Lyons pygmy daisy germinated in this volunteer-run nursery will help restore disturbed habitat.