Blue Cut Fire Near Wrightwood Outdoor Science School

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The fast-moving Blue Cut Fire that began north of Kenwood Avenue west of Interstate 15 is considered contained. There are a few crews monitoring hot spots and attending to erosion control. 

The fire burned more than 36,000 acres and came with 5 or so blocks of the Outdoor Science School but there was no damage to the site.  The fire crews made a stand and beat the fire back, saving the site. 

You can get detailed information about the extent of the fire at InciWeb (Incident Information System). 

Forestry Institute for Teachers Plus

 FIT+ (Forestry Institute for Teachers PLUS), a two-day workshop that provides training in K-12 environmental education and special access to guest experts and a unique Southern California locale! All participants receive Project  WET certification and a FREE K-12 curriculum guide. Special topics include water, fire, and urban ecology.

For event details and to register go to For more information, contact Shayna Foreman at 

When; Friday and Saturday, February 20-21, 2016, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: San Dimas Experimental Forest and Santa Fe Dam Nature Center
Cost: $35per person; includes light breakfast and lunch on both days


Outdoor Science School Open for 2015-16 School Year

The Los Angeles County Outdoor Science School and the Marine Science Floating Laboratory provide exemplary field study opportunities for students. Excellent dates in the reservation calendar are available during the 2015-2016 school year.

Dates:  Available throughout the school year
Locations:  In Malibu and the San Gabriel Mountains
Costs:  $74 per student, per day, for 1-4 day programs
$319 per student, for week-long (5-days, 4-nights) programs
Contact to make reservations:  Michelle Ramirez at (562) 922-6330