Learning Center



Nature & Science

Explore all the opportunities and adventures nature has to offer and engage in the scientific study of the natural environment.

History & Culture

The Cleveland has a rich history in the local area dating back hundreds, and in some areas, even thousands of years. Early prehistoric sites can still be explored, and they have much to reveal about early San Diego culture and Native American heritage.

Outdoor Safety & Ethics

Have fun and be safe

Just for Kids

Learn more about the Cleveland National Forest, Smokey Bear and Fire Prevention.

Parents & Teachers

The Conservation Education program helps all ages to understand and appreciate the natural resources.

Leave No Trace - Outdoor Skills & Ethics

 A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. - Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac (1949)